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What dosage of ibuprofen is generally prescribed for sciatica?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Radicular Pain

Anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen may help with sciatica pain.
Usually prescribed doses are 600-800mg of Ibuprofen every 6-8hrs. However if you are not feeling better after 1-2 weeks, you may need to see a doctor to evaluate for stronger medications, physical therapy or further evaluation by a spine specialist.

In brief: Radicular Pain

Anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen may help with sciatica pain.
Usually prescribed doses are 600-800mg of Ibuprofen every 6-8hrs. However if you are not feeling better after 1-2 weeks, you may need to see a doctor to evaluate for stronger medications, physical therapy or further evaluation by a spine specialist.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 800mg 3-x daily

Ibuprophen sounds benign, but adverse problems increase with higher dosage.
Do no take this dosage even a sort period of time without your doc being aware.

In brief: 800mg 3-x daily

Ibuprophen sounds benign, but adverse problems increase with higher dosage.
Do no take this dosage even a sort period of time without your doc being aware.
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: This depends on your

Age and weight as well as what other medications you take, what allergies you have, what underlying medical issues you may have in terms of ulcer or reflux history, liver or kidney impairment/disease.
If no issues, 400 to 800 mg every eigth hours with food.

In brief: This depends on your

Age and weight as well as what other medications you take, what allergies you have, what underlying medical issues you may have in terms of ulcer or reflux history, liver or kidney impairment/disease.
If no issues, 400 to 800 mg every eigth hours with food.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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