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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 banged my head off and on for 45 min. Should i be concerned that is still hurts 2 days later even after taking 3 Advil (ibuprofen) can't lean my head back.

I banged my head off and on for 45 min.  Should i be concerned that is still hurts 2 days later even after taking 3 Advil (ibuprofen) can't lean my head back.

Yes: I am always concerned if an injury is not improving. On the one hand, it may just be sore muscles causing your pain, but if you were banging your head really hard you may have injured the spine or even displaced a intervertebral disc - though less likely. If it is still stiff and sore i would recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more

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How long after taking 3 Advil (ibuprofen) do I need to wait before taking 15mg Meloxicam?

How long after taking 3 Advil (ibuprofen) do I need to wait before taking 15mg Meloxicam?

Wait 4-6 hours: Occasionally mixing these drugs may not be harmful, but combining them in high doses or on a regular basis is not recommended due to its higher probability of GI side effects. ...Read more

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I've been taking 3 Advil/ 6 hours for 10 days due to tooth pain. My dentist recommended Aleve (naproxen)..how long do I wait after taking last dose of advil?

I've been taking 3 Advil/ 6 hours for 10 days due to tooth pain. My dentist recommended Aleve (naproxen)..how long do I wait after taking last dose of advil?

Need To Know More: It is not normal for someone to have to take that much Ibuprofen, for that long, without a definitive etiology for the pain. Meaning, before just changing the medication, do you know WHY you are taking it in the first place? Nothing I can think of should hurt for 10-days that cannot be dealt with Ibuprofen, readily. And most usually, for MUCH shorter periods of time. ...Read more

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I have been taking 3 200mg pills of Advil (ibuprofen) two or three times a day since wednesday morning ( I have herpangina/glossitis) on a completely empty stomach, i've only had ice cream. Should i worry?

I have been taking 3 200mg pills of Advil (ibuprofen) two or three times a day since wednesday morning ( I have herpangina/glossitis) on a completely empty stomach, i've only had ice cream. Should i worry?

No: You are not taking too much advil (ibuprofen) at this time so don't worry about this. The ice cream ian's other cold, bland foods are good for you to eat. Remember to wash your hand frequently since you have a contagious viral disease. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking 1 Advil (ibuprofen) 3 times a day for a month?

Are there any side effects to taking 1 Advil (ibuprofen) 3 times a day for a month?

Probably not: This is a relatively small dose, but any dose of nsaids can cause ulcers, GI bleeding or other issues - you should only take if necessary and should be monitored with intermittent blood tests. ...Read more

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Can i take three Advil (ibuprofen) pm's ?

Can i take three Advil (ibuprofen) pm's ?

Yes: You can take up to 2400mg of Ibuprofen in a 24 hour period. So 3x2 tablets every 6 hours is safe. Howevee, you want to get to the root of the problem. Why are you having the pain, get that resolved so that you don't have to take that much medicaiton. ...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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