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What are long-term effects of multiple overdoses on medicines such as ibuprofen or advil?

What are long-term effects of multiple overdoses on medicines such as ibuprofen or advil?

NSAIDs: The drugs in this class (nsaids) when taken in repeated overdoses can cause severe GI bleeding, kidney failure which may become permanent, , and may result in cardiovascular disease later in life. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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I took 4 advil pills by accident... is that considered overdosing? And will I die from it?

I took 4 advil pills by accident... is that considered overdosing? And will I die from it?

NoYouWillNotDie: One Advil pill contains 200mgm of Ibuprofen.4 pills make it 800mgm. That is the Maximum one time dose adviced for pain sometime. Some may get some stomach upset&irritation&symptoms of hyperacidity like heart burn or some epigastric pain.Dont take any more advil for 24 hours. If any symptoms of stomach upset you can take maalox or mylanta or Ranitidine or omoprazole available over the counter ...Read more

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Everytime I had a headache, I took some medicine (advil)etc...But it doesn't work it only works when the sun goes down and the headache disappear.

Everytime I had a headache, I took some medicine (advil)etc...But it doesn't work it only works when the sun goes down and the headache disappear.

Light sensitive: People with headaches/migraines are often sensitive to the light. If it is happening frequently, something to prevent it from happening. Still, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What happens in an Advil (ibuprofen) overdose?

Overdose symptoms: Overdose symptoms of Ibuprofen include: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, headache, tinnitus, and nystagmus. In severe cases, patients will experience gastrointestinal bleeding, seizures, hypotension, bradycardia or tachycardia, cardiac arrhythmias, acute renal failure, coma, respiratory depression, and cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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Is Advil (ibuprofen) "undetectable" by a drug test?

Is Advil (ibuprofen) "undetectable" by a drug test?

Depends on the test: The question is not clear, however, tests are generally specific for different drugs and vary between testing for urine and blood. Advil (ibuprofen) is not tested for in a screening test for drugs of abuse. ...Read more

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I take 450 mg of lithium nightly and have been taking 800mg of Advil for a cold the last few days, am I ok to take Xanax with these drugs? Prescribed

I take 450 mg of lithium nightly and have been taking 800mg of Advil for a cold the last few days, am I ok to take Xanax with these drugs? Prescribed

Lithium interactions: I take 450 mg of lithium nightly and have been taking 800mg of Advil for a cold the last few days, am I ok to take Xanax with these drugs? ANS: lithium is a tricky drug and you should review any other meds with your team before taking them. Many cold meds may interact. But probably not for short term. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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What can result from Advil & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdoses?

What can result from Advil & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdoses?

OD vs. More dosage: Od means taking the whole bottle. That is dangerous and life threatenning. But as extra dosage every now and then of this would not be of any dangerous concern. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Advil (ibuprofen) overdose?

What are the tests for Advil (ibuprofen) overdose?

No Specific Tests: Although it would be possible to measure the level of drug in your blood, the main concerns would be the effect on the kidneys, liver, and platelets. You must be monitored for GI bleeding and signs of an impending vascular event such a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on Advil (ibuprofen) liquid gels?

Can you overdose on Advil (ibuprofen) liquid gels?

Yes you can: You can overdose on advil (ibuprofen) with the possibility of damaging your kidneys and ending up with severe GI bleed. Call the poison control center if you or someone you know just invested large amount of advil (ibuprofen). The number 18002221222. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Advil (ibuprofen) overdose?

What is the treatment for Advil (ibuprofen) overdose?

Activated charcoal: If presenting to the er within 1-2 hours of ingestion, activated charcoal can be administered to reduce absorption. Otherwise, physicians treat the symptoms of advil (ibuprofen) overdose, mainly maintaining cardiac, respiratory, and renal functioning such as IV fluids. ...Read more

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Can I overdose if I take 5 acetaminophen (500)mg and 5 advil) 200)mg three times a day for a week?

Can I overdose if I take 5 acetaminophen (500)mg and 5 advil) 200)mg three times a day for a week?

Overdose: Actually 5-500 mg tablets of acetaminophen 3 times a day is 7500 mg total per day and 5-200 mg advil tablets three times a day are 3000 mg of ibuprofen per day. The maximum safe dose per day of acetaminophen is 3000 mg per day. And advil is 1200 to 1800 per day. Some doctors will give lower doses of acetaminophen with ibuprofen but this is much too much and serious side effects can occur. ...Read more

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Advil (ibuprofen) overdose: what are the possible symptoms?

Advil (ibuprofen) overdose: what are the possible symptoms?

Fatal: Overdose symptoms of Ibuprofen include: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, headache, tinnitus, and nystagmus. In severe cases, patients will experience gastrointestinal bleeding, seizures, hypotension, bradycardia or tachycardia, cardiac arrhythmias, acute renal failure, coma, respiratory depression, and cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Advil (ibuprofen) overdose?

Advil overdose: Advil (ibuprofen) is a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication. An overdose occurs when an excessive or dangerous amount of medication is used. ...Read more

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Is it possible for doctors to tell if you overdose on advil (ibuprofen)?

Yes by history/sympt: Yes doctors can tell if you overdosed on advil (ibuprofen) by history as to how many pills you took, and by symptoms of overdose and blood level. ...Read more

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My friend overdosed on advil, (ibuprofen) I need to know the side effects?

Advil (ibuprofen) Overdose Sx's: May include: headache, disorientation, mental status changes, hallucinations, ringing in ears, blurred vision, agitation, confusion, drowsiness, fainting, dizziness, seizures, coma, tremor, sweating, insomnia. GI Sx's - abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, loose stools or gastrointestinal bleeding. Minimal to no urine, rapid, slow or lack of breathing & irregular or slow heart rate. ...Read more

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My friend overdosed on Advil (ibuprofen) I need to know the side effects and how long it will take to get better?

Advil (ibuprofen) Overdose sx's: May include: headache, disorientation, mental status changes, hallucinations, ringing in ears, blurred vision, agitation, confusion, drowsiness, fainting, dizziness, seizures, coma, tremor, sweating, insomnia. GI Sx's - abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, loose stools or gastrointestinal bleeding. Minimal to no urine, rapid, slow or lack of breathing & irregular or slow heart rate.Can be fatal ...Read more

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Drug like lorazapam wouldn't the presciber make sure you understand what this is and for and dangers. Was stressed but Advil (ibuprofen) pm would have been fine.

Drug like lorazapam wouldn't the presciber make sure you understand what this is and for and dangers. Was stressed but Advil (ibuprofen) pm would have been fine.

Communication issue: It sounds like the health care provider wrote you a prescription for an anti anxiety pill when you needed something for sleep. Contact the provider and discuss how you feel. It will be a learning experience for both of you. ...Read more

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Taking Advil (ibuprofen). Is itching a common side effect of this medicine?

Taking Advil (ibuprofen). Is itching a common side effect of this medicine?

Itching on advil (ibuprofen): Although itching can occur on advil (ibuprofen) as long as you have no rash or throat tightness or other swelling it's probably ok to use it. If the itching gets worse or new symptoms occur, I would stop using it and talk to your doctor about it. Good luck ...Read more

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