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I'm curious what could happen when you od on advil (ibuprofen)?

I'm curious what could happen when you od on advil (ibuprofen)?

Overdose on Advil (ibuprofen): An overdose of Advil (ibuprofen) can cause gastrointestinal bleeding, kidney failure, seizures, mental status changes, and death. It depends on how much you take and your health before you took it. ...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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How many Advil (ibuprofen) would it take to OD?

How many Advil (ibuprofen) would it take to OD?

Variable: based on your bod chemistry, the biggest problem is renal failure from over use unlike opiates that cause you to stop breathing. ...Read more

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Can I take advil while taking cepfodoxime? Thank you!

Can I take advil while taking cepfodoxime?  Thank you!

Drug interactions: I found on drug-drug interactions btwn Advil (brand of ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory pain medication) and Cefpodoxime (a cephalosporin-class antibiotic) at https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=552-0,1310-782. But be sure to read about potential side effects of each, especially gastritis from former, and vaginal yeast infection & diarrhea from latter. ...Read more

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What are the negative consequences of taking 400mg of advil/ibprofen 3 times a day for a week?

What are the negative consequences of taking 400mg of advil/ibprofen 3 times a day for a week?

Maximum dose: I would consider 400 mg. Three times daily for a week to be a maximum dose unless closely supervised by a professional. ...Read more

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I took a dose of advil cold and sinus then two hours later took a dose of advil pm. Is that ok?

I took a dose of advil cold and sinus then two hours later took a dose of advil pm. Is that ok?

Depends how much ?: Of you took Advil sinus is Advil with decongescent and Advil PM is Advil with Benadryl. Usually there is 200 - 400 mg in a pill of Advil . maximum dose of Advil is 800 mg every 8 h ( 3 x 24 hours) . Always take with food . Some decongescent can upset sleep and offsetting with Advil PM not greatest idea but ok short time. Drink plenty of fluids, steam inhalation, nasal saline rinse to help conges ...Read more

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Is Advil (ibuprofen) an antihistimine?

No: It's considered and NSAID (non steroidal anti inflammatory) that works for pain, fever, and inflammation. ...Read more

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Is mobic (meloxicam) better than advil?

Is mobic (meloxicam) better than advil?

It depends: They are both anti-inflammatories and work well, so try to see which one works better for you. ...Read more

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