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Is it safe to take 800mg of ibuprofen, after using Biofreeze cream?

Is it safe to take 800mg of ibuprofen, after using Biofreeze cream?

Yes: the active ingredient of most Biofreeze products is menthol. The active ingredient of ibuprofen is a nonspecific COX2 inhibitor. They should complement each other in reducing pain resulting from local inflammation. ...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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If I take 800mg of Ibuprofen, can I take acetaminophen? if so, how much, and should I space them apart?

If I take 800mg of Ibuprofen, can I take acetaminophen? if so, how much, and should I space them apart?

Can combine: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is commonly combined with Ibuprofen. You can take 500 mg four times a day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime. You can take Ibuprofen three times a day. Spacing them apart could help with the pain, but can take them at same time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 800mg of ibuprofen every six hours for an extended period of time? What are the side effects?

Is it safe to take 800mg of ibuprofen every six hours for an extended period of time? What are the side effects?

No: It increases the risks of gastrointestinal irritation or erosion of the lining of the stomach. It can cause ulcers. And can put strain on your kidneys. ...Read more

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I take 800mg of ibuprofen a day for arthritis pain. Is it ok to have an alcoholic beverage? No more details...

I take 800mg of ibuprofen a day for arthritis pain. Is it ok to have an alcoholic beverage? No more details...

Key word is "AN": Ibuprofen may increase the chance of stomach irritation and bleeding, and alcohol can do the same thing and increase that effect of the ibuprofen. One drink, now and again, is unlikely to cause any problems, but multiple drinks on a regular basis can cause gastritis with the possiblity of causing an ulcer and/or bleeding. Taking the Ibuprofen together with a meal, or milk or an antacid may help. ...Read more

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I have fractured ribs and its extremely painful! I'm 17 years ago, 6ft 3inc and weigh 190 pounds. Would it be okay if I take 800mg of Ibuprofen?

I have fractured ribs and its extremely painful! I'm 17 years ago, 6ft 3inc and weigh 190 pounds. Would it be okay if I take 800mg of Ibuprofen?

With a full stomach: probably OK. However, rib fractures ARE extremely painful! Ibuprofen may not do it. You should see your physician and ask whether you could have a muscle relaxant, Tramadol, a mild narcotic, a lidocaine (anesthetic) patch, or a rib block. You could add Tylenol (acetaminophen) also. Use heat pad. Whenever you need to move with rib fractures, be sure to hold the area on your chest to keep the muscles still. ...Read more

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I'm in severe pain from great toenail removal i just took a lortab 5/500 can I take 800mg of ibuprofen right now as well?

I'm in severe pain from great toenail removal  i just took a lortab 5/500 can I take 800mg of ibuprofen right now as well?

Yes: Sometimes a total or partial nail avulsion is very painful. I do tell my patients that talking Ibuprofen for breakthrough pain is safe and effective. But not taking to longer together for longer than 2 to 3 days. ...Read more

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Bad knee pain during softball normaly in the front of my Knee but today it was in the back I take 800mg of ibuprofen every day before I play for pain?

Your 16: And have pain......find out why you have pain. Too much antiinflammatories can eat away the lining in your stomach and you can end up with an ulcer. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Serious tooth ache took 550mg of naproxen 8 hrs away and didn't work. it's been 8hrs can I take 800mg of ibuprofen?

Serious tooth ache took 550mg of naproxen 8 hrs away and didn't work. it's been  8hrs can I take 800mg of ibuprofen?

Won't cure problem: Abscess/infection. Pain killer will not cure infection. What you need is to immediately see a Dentist. Don't wait. A serious infection like yours can quickly spread to other organ systems. ...Read more

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Knee pain is still here after knee arthroscopy last October and lots of physical therapy I take 800mg of ibuprofen for softball scared coach will bench me if he finds out I'm still taking pain meds

Knee pain is still here after knee arthroscopy last October and lots of physical therapy I take 800mg of ibuprofen for softball scared coach will bench me if he finds out I'm still taking pain meds

Time for a check up: Without knowing the findings from your knee arthroscopy, it is difficult to comment on your ongoing symptoms. You will need to check in with your orthopaedic surgeon for making changes to your treatment plan. Also, your participation in softball may NOT be the wise choice for activities, based on what your surgeon found and did at surgery. Bottom line: go back to your surgeon as soon as possible ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone and menstral cramps. I am in horrible pain. Can i take 800mg of ibuprofen and 1000mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) together?

No: If the pain is so bad, you may wish to visit emergency room of a hospital. Take only one of the medications you mentioned, not both, and if that does not help, it would be prudent to seek medical care. ...Read more

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I take 600-800mg of ibuprofen almost daily. Are there any negative side effex?

Possible: Possible stomach lining erosion and ulcers. Would take w/ food at a minimum to help prevent this. You may also consider taking with an h2 blocker such as ranitidine or ppi such as Omeprazole for GI protection. Also can raise blood pressure or even hurt kidneys - stay hydrated and make sure you tell your physician so he/she can monitor these for you. ...Read more

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Can i take 800mg ibuprofen for mentral cramps?

Menstrual cramps: Usual dose of Ibuprofen for that condition is 400 mg every 4-6 hours (max 2400 mg/day). Higher doses increase risk of stomach irritation or bleeding. Take NSAID with meal to lessen stomach effects. Heating pad to abdomen may help reduce cramping. Gyn may offer other meds for relief. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 800mg Ibuprofen and 2 750mg Robaxin (methocarbamol) at the same time?

Can I take 2 800mg Ibuprofen and 2 750mg Robaxin (methocarbamol) at the same time?

No: Both are well beyond the maximum dose that should be taken at one time. Do not take more than 800mg of ibuprofen and 750 mg of Robaxin (methocarbamol) at one time. ...Read more

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Can I take two 800mg ibuprofen for serious back pain? One just doesn't seem to help at all.

Can I take two 800mg ibuprofen for serious back pain? One just doesn't seem to help at all.

Not recommended: High doses of ibuprofen can be damaging to the kidneys and cause significant GI upset. An urgent care facility will likely be able to prescribe effective pain medication for you until you can be further evaluated for the cause of your pain. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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How frequently can I take 800mg ibuprofen? I also have Percocet but I am trying not to take them.

How frequently can I take 800mg ibuprofen? I also have Percocet but I am trying not to take them.

Incomplete informati: Your age and weight? Other meds? Kidney function? Reason for med? Pregnant? BP? SOME people can tolerate repeat of 800mg every 8 hours. ...Read more

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What can i do about a torn rotator cuff? I have tried ice i take 3 800mg ibuprofen tablets a day and i am in a sling

Torn cuff: If you have not yet seen an Orthopedic specialist you must set up an appointment as soon as possible. If it continues to hurt more while waiting for an appointment, please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2 800mg of ibuprofen for back pain?

Is it safe to take 2 800mg of ibuprofen for back pain?

Above the`: recommended dosage, and could cause significant gastric irritation. Ibuprofen is not a drug where if one is good more is better, as there is a therapeutic level above which no further analgesic qualities can be found but only an increase in undesirable side effects. ...Read more

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Can I take an 800mg ibuprofen and alka-seltzer plus together?

Can I take an 800mg ibuprofen and alka-seltzer plus together?

Yes: best to take ibuprofen with food , softens the effect on the lining of the stomach ...Read more

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I had a concussion a month ago and my girlfriend hit me in the head and now its back hurting. Is it ok to take a 800mg ibuprofen?

I had a concussion a month ago and my girlfriend hit me in the head and now its back hurting.  Is it ok to take a 800mg ibuprofen?

Yes: No problem at all. If you have persistent memory loss , visual problems and nausea - consider neurology consultation and a ct of the head without contrast. In addition, you might want to reconsider the partnership. ...Read more

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Can I take 800mg ibuprofen and 1 Advil 200mg together I have server tooth pain ?

Advil is ibuprofen: Prescription strength ibuprofen is 800mg. Without knowing the reason for the pain, I think you should stick with the prescribed amount, and not add any additional medications. If the dosage does not seem to be helping, you should contact the doctor that prescribed the medication to further discuss the problem and alternative medications. It is never a good idea to mix pain medications. ...Read more

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My dr told me to take 800mg of Advil (ibuprofen) every 6 hours for my period starting the day before it starts through the whole period seems like a lot? Harmful?

My dr told me to take 800mg of Advil (ibuprofen) every 6 hours for my period starting the day before it starts through the whole period seems like a lot? Harmful?

Prescription : Max of advil (ibuprofen) is 800mg every 8 hours . I agree with starting 1-2 days prior to the period and continuing til the cramps stop. Soaking in a hot tub helps too. ...Read more

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