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Took 2 Advil (ibuprofen) liqui gels(200) at 12:30, 2 regular strength tylenols(325 each) 5:30, and another regular at 7:15pm. How soon safely can I take more?

Took 2 Advil (ibuprofen) liqui gels(200) at 12:30, 2 regular strength tylenols(325 each) 5:30, and another regular at 7:15pm. How soon safely can I take more?

See below: Without knowing whether you have normal kidney function as well normal liver function it difficult to answer. If everything is normal, the advil can be taken every 8 hours, and tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hours but no more than what is recommended on the packaging. ...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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Headache several days in row I've taken Tylenol n ibuprofen nun seems to help?

Headache several days in row I've taken Tylenol n ibuprofen nun seems to help?

Status migrainous: this may be status migranous (if classic migraine features are present) and when it persists and escalates for days, it may require IV treatment in ER or urgent care with more potent medications (ex: Toradol) to get aborted. by now its unlikely triptan class abortive (ex:imitrex,zomig) would work. in the interim try naproxen as it is longer acting. ...Read more

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How many pain killers like ibuprofen tylenol/advil can a person take per month?

How many pain killers like ibuprofen tylenol/advil can a person take per month?

Limit use: 2400mg maximum of ibuprofen(advil) per day. Acetaminophen(tylenol), no more than 2000mg/day to be relatively safe. There are risks even with lower doses. ...Read more

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Can you take 1 ibuprofen 600mg 4-5 hours after taking 2 extra strength tylenols (acetaminophen) that are not working well?

Can you take 1 ibuprofen 600mg  4-5 hours after taking 2 extra strength tylenols (acetaminophen) that are not working well?

Yes: But don't do this on a regular basis. Normally, it's recommended that you take 4 tabs of Ibuprofen 600 mg a day and 4-6 tablets of tylenol (acetaminophen) 500 mg a day. So if you combine both, i'd suggest 2 each of the tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen per day on alternating doses. Don't drink alcohol with it. Drink lots of liquids. If you develop stomach upset, nausea, vomiting or fever, go see yourdr take care! ...Read more

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Can I take Tylenol 3 for a severe toothache? I have taken ibuprofen and extra strength Tylenol and it has not done anything. I am agonizing in pain .

Can I take Tylenol 3 for a severe toothache? I have taken ibuprofen and extra strength Tylenol and it has not done anything. I am agonizing in pain .

See a dentist ASAP: Pain meds, even narcotics, will only do so much in alleviating dental pain. You need to have the cause treated otherwise the pain will soon become unbearable. All the best.... ...Read more

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I'm taking ibuprofen and Tylenol for excruciating tooth pain and it's not working. Is there anything else I can take for the pain??

I'm taking ibuprofen and Tylenol for excruciating tooth pain and it's not working. Is there anything else I can take for the pain??

Well: First of all be cautious with the taking of ibuprofen or Tylenol. There are two good remedies. Use a tea bag. Wet and bite down on it placing it over the bad tooth or you can crush an aspirin and use a piece of damp gauze to pick up the crushed aspirin and place directly on the bad tooth and bite down on the gauze. Both work well but you ultimately need to find a dentist ...Read more

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Week old boy got circumcised today. How much tylenol/ibuprofen can he have and how often?

Week old boy got circumcised today. How much tylenol/ibuprofen can he have and how often?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) 40mgm: If baby weighs 6 to 11 lbs tylenol (acetaminophen) drops 40mgm and can be repeated every 4 hours if needed. I buprofen is not to be given to babies less than 12 lbs in weight but in my experince most babies do not need any pain meds as these are not very effective but you can try if you feel baby is in pain.You will not need it for more than 48 hours. ...Read more

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I took 1000mg of Tylenol for period cramps can I take 400mg of ibuprofen on the same day for the pain?

I took 1000mg of Tylenol for period cramps can I take 400mg of ibuprofen on the same day for the pain?

Yes: These drugs have different actions and metabolism. You can alternate them provided you limit your total Tylenol dose to no more than 3gram/24hours and 3.2 grams of ibuprofen/24hours. ...Read more

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Tylenol (Definition)

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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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