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How often can you takr 800mg of ibuprophen for pain management? I have had Achilles tndon surgery and do not want to take loratab.

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Dr. Keyvan Ganz
Podiatry
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In brief: 2-3

Short term usage 1-2 weeks would help with the pain if you don't want to take lortab.
Always ask your surgeon first as they are the primary answer to your question. If its ok to take Ibuprofen 800 mg then i would recommend one with breakfast and one with dinner. Also taking a otc Ibuprofen 200 mg with lunch. 4000 mg is the maximum dose but you shouldnt get close to it.

In brief: 2-3

Short term usage 1-2 weeks would help with the pain if you don't want to take lortab.
Always ask your surgeon first as they are the primary answer to your question. If its ok to take Ibuprofen 800 mg then i would recommend one with breakfast and one with dinner. Also taking a otc Ibuprofen 200 mg with lunch. 4000 mg is the maximum dose but you shouldnt get close to it.
Dr. Keyvan Ganz
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Every six hours

First, you should not have an allergy to this medication.
Second, you should not have a history of ulcers. Ibuprofen should always be taken with food. You should not be on any blood thinning drugs like lovenox, coumadin, (warfarin) Plavix etc...You should not take these if you have kidney disease. Make sure your surgeon agrees with Ibuprofen for your pain management.

In brief: Every six hours

First, you should not have an allergy to this medication.
Second, you should not have a history of ulcers. Ibuprofen should always be taken with food. You should not be on any blood thinning drugs like lovenox, coumadin, (warfarin) Plavix etc...You should not take these if you have kidney disease. Make sure your surgeon agrees with Ibuprofen for your pain management.
Dr. Merrie Anne Hamburg Eylers
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Dr. Daniel Williams
Anesthesiology

In brief: Every 8 hours

The maximum daily dose of Ibuprofen is 2400 mg.
Be sure to drink plenty of water while taking any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication.

In brief: Every 8 hours

The maximum daily dose of Ibuprofen is 2400 mg.
Be sure to drink plenty of water while taking any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication.
Dr. Daniel Williams
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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management

In brief: Problem w/ ibuprofen

There's a problem with taking Ibuprofen or any antiinflammatory (NSAID) after surgery: they impede healing.
The body heals, after surgery, by the process of inflammation. Reducing inflammation prolongs healing. Opiates and Acetaminophen such as lortab reduce pain but do not impede healing. Use nsaids, post-surgery, at your own risk.

In brief: Problem w/ ibuprofen

There's a problem with taking Ibuprofen or any antiinflammatory (NSAID) after surgery: they impede healing.
The body heals, after surgery, by the process of inflammation. Reducing inflammation prolongs healing. Opiates and Acetaminophen such as lortab reduce pain but do not impede healing. Use nsaids, post-surgery, at your own risk.
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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