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I have shingles (went to doc, confirmed) and have been taking Advil every day. Will I get sick from too much Advil long-term?

I have shingles (went to doc, confirmed) and have been taking Advil every day. Will I get sick from too much Advil long-term?

Long term use of: ibuprofen and other over-the-counter Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (also known as NSAIDS) can lead to gastritis, erosions of the esophageal wall due to acid reflux, stomach ulcers, kidney failure, cardiovascular disease, stroke and bone mineral loss. Do not use these medications for more than 1-2 weeks at a time. You may use topicals such as capsaicin cream or lidocaine ointment for help ...Read more

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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 Been taking advil (ibuprofen) pm every single day 8 pills. Then 2 more an hour later. For 3 years now I am addicted how can I get off of them I do without. ?

I Been taking advil (ibuprofen) pm every single day 8 pills. Then 2 more an hour later.  For 3 years now I am addicted how can I get off of them I do without. ?

Advil (ibuprofen) pm Addiction: I commend you for your honesty about Addiction on Advil (ibuprofen) pm. Thank you for informing about, pain and abdominal spasm. Speak out loud that you do not want pain and abdominal spasm, acid stomach, shortness of breath , unusual bleeding or bruising , tiredness or weakness. See Internist for Diagnosis and treatment. See Psychiatrist for your judgement about Addiction and Therapy for stress in your life ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with cubital tunnel syndrome. I'm taking 2,400 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) every day is this too much for me? I'm 22 years old.

I got diagnosed with cubital tunnel syndrome. I'm taking 2,400 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) every day is this too much for me? I'm 22 years old.

Soon will be: 800mg 3x/day (every 8 hours) for example is acceptable (with food), but eventually, chronic use of any nsaid can cause renal issues and or possible GI issues. ...Read more

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61yr male taking prevacid 30mg daily, lyrica (pregabalin) 100mg 2x day, Advil 400mg every other day &oxycodone 5/325 & Soma 350 3-4x a week. Worried Kidney damage?

61yr male taking prevacid 30mg daily, lyrica (pregabalin) 100mg 2x day, Advil 400mg every other day &oxycodone 5/325 & Soma 350 3-4x a week. Worried Kidney damage?

Is advil (ibuprofen) needed ?: Long term use, even every other day, esp. when older, can lead to kidney issues.So the question is Advil offering a discernible benefit as you have Oxy. If the answer is no, then stop Advil as it's also requiring use of Prevacid (lansoprazole) which will not minimize renal risk. Since many take NSAIDs for arthritic pain there are topical options including Lidocaine.Voltaren, however is a topical NSAID option ...Read more

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I took Advil (ibuprofen) pm every other night is that bad will i die i puked the other day?

I took Advil (ibuprofen) pm every other night is that bad will i die i puked the other day?

Try not to worry: You don't say why you needed to take advil (ibuprofen) so often, but you might want to have that checked by a doctor. If you followed directions about dosage limits, it should not be a problem. Of course you will die - we all will - but not likely from this medication. Talk to a doctor or pharmacist for clear (perhaps printed) advise on otc drug use. Relax and take care. ...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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I have tension headaches almost every day. Advil/tylenol doesn't always help. What can I do to get rid of them?

I have tension headaches almost every day. Advil/tylenol doesn't always help. What can I do to get rid of them?

Tension Headache?: I believe that your question mush first be answered with a question. Was it a physician who diagnosed your headaches as tension headaches? If the answer is yes, there may be choices of additional meds that can be added to the AdvilTylenol.However it should be the diagnosing physician who should add additional meds. If you made the diagnosis of "tension" headache" consider consulting a neurologist ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) multiple times a day if I was prescribed 500 mgs of naproxen every 6 hours? I am worried because the bottle of Advil (ibuprofen) says no

 Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) multiple times a day if I was prescribed 500 mgs of naproxen every 6 hours? I am worried because the bottle of Advil (ibuprofen) says no

Advil (ibuprofen) + Naproxen: Both of these meds are considered NSAIDS which are notorious for causing GI problems (stomach bleeding), The maximum dose of Ibuprofen is 3.2 g, and Naproxen 1.5g daily. Do the math. There are other better ways of managing pain than taking same meds-NSAIDs. You need to consult with a doctor that specializes in pain for more information and medication adjustment. ...Read more

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