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Is it ok to take 800 mg of Advil (ibuprofen) (600 plain advil (ibuprofen) and 1 200 advil (ibuprofen) pm) nightly? It's about the only thing works for my insomnia!

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Dr. Yun Tran
Family Medicine

In brief: Be careful

Usually it is the diphenhydramine in the Advil PM that helps sleep.
Unless you also have pain that is keeping you up, you don‘t need the ibuprofen/advil part of it. You could develop tolerance where the diphenhydramine can quit working if you take daily. It is also considered a potentially unsafe medication because of your age. Talk to your doctor.

In brief: Be careful

Usually it is the diphenhydramine in the Advil PM that helps sleep.
Unless you also have pain that is keeping you up, you don‘t need the ibuprofen/advil part of it. You could develop tolerance where the diphenhydramine can quit working if you take daily. It is also considered a potentially unsafe medication because of your age. Talk to your doctor.
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