October 29, 2010 1:23 pm at 1:23 pm #592821
how many is ok to take at a time? I do not take them often, but when I need them I take themOctober 29, 2010 2:12 pm at 2:12 pm #705285
anyone alive out there? I am in agony and took 3 advil…..can i take more?October 29, 2010 2:14 pm at 2:14 pm #705286hashemsprincessMember
i think u r suppose to take 2 but if desp, can take 3!!! I WISH U A REFUA SHILAYMA AND WHATEVER U ARE SICK WITH SHOULD GO AWAY VERY VERY SOON!!! (OR AT LEAST THE PAIN 🙂October 29, 2010 2:14 pm at 2:14 pm #705287popa_bar_abbaParticipant
It depends how many milligrams of Ibuprofen each one has.October 29, 2010 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm #705288theprof1Participant
Generally 2 is the normal dose. Also it depends on why you’re taking them. If you have a bad headache, 2 will help. If you have bad arthritis, you should be taking something stronger but if you don’t want that then you’ll probably need 4 at first and then 2 after 4 hours. If you have a toothache, 2 should help. If you had a root canal or other heavy tooth work, then you can take 4 and then after 4 hours again 4. Careful not to take more than 12 a day.October 29, 2010 2:40 pm at 2:40 pm #705289
I feel your pain:( It takes awhile for it to work on me. Sometimes i take a 600 advil/motrin, and wait a little and then take one tylenol. Refuah Shelaima!October 29, 2010 2:42 pm at 2:42 pm #705290
i agree with the prof
4 is maximum at one time, if you really need it
2-3 is generally enough
always take with meals or at least a full glass of water
remember it takes some time to work. sometimes 1/2 hr-45 min to even begin to notice any relief, longer for full effectOctober 29, 2010 2:43 pm at 2:43 pm #705291squeakParticipant
Drink coffee (with no sugar). The caffeine does a lot to alleviate head pain. Especially together with pain killers like Advil.October 29, 2010 2:47 pm at 2:47 pm #705292
well no one said it was a headache
but even if so i would definitely NOT drink coffee with advil
advil can cause gastrointestinal bleeding in susceptible individuals
coffee increases the risk as it is also a gastric irritant
which is why, as i mentioned you should not take advil on an empty stomachOctober 29, 2010 2:53 pm at 2:53 pm #705293
Advil, Tylenol, Motrin…. I’m immune.October 29, 2010 2:54 pm at 2:54 pm #705294
Thank you everyone. It is starting to kick in, but no I have no headache just stomach cramps and nauseous! I think that you are not supposed to drink caffeine when you are taking advil because it usually just makes things worse for me. I also found that if I took the advil with food it worked better than without. It was worth to wait a little longer and take with food than to just take it quickly when i woke up.October 29, 2010 2:54 pm at 2:54 pm #705295squeakParticipant
Good point, both. Thanks for catching me.October 29, 2010 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #705296the.nurseMember
agree with mod 80
Never take advil, motrin, aspirin, aleve on an empty stomach. All NSAIDS can cause stomach ulcers.
The only one that can be taken on an empty stomach with no adverse effects is tylenol.October 29, 2010 3:10 pm at 3:10 pm #705297
do not take advil for stomach cramps and nausea. apparently you were lucky (or placebic) but usually it will make matters worseOctober 29, 2010 3:12 pm at 3:12 pm #705298
If you have feminine issues they have special Advil for that.October 29, 2010 4:08 pm at 4:08 pm #705299
Sacrilege- WOW! You are the first person who is target and on the ball here! LOL Yes I know they have that, but nothing works and they just make me more nauseuous. For now I think that Advil is the best on the market. Trust me, I tried everything including the real perscription stuff but nothing works for everything- either it works for stomach cramps or for nausea or for other issues! 🙂 thanksOctober 29, 2010 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #705300
A person shouldn’t take OTC medication on a regular basis w/o your PC’s recommendation. Once in awhile fine. I sometimes have to take tylenol, advil, aleve and narcotics together, but I think I know what I’m doing. I don’t do this everyday though. For people with chronic pain -you should go to a pain management specialist. Sometimes people need to be on high doses of narcotics constantly to manage their problems. I don’t recommend PC’s to do this, (even though I know some that do), because sometimes the gov. will come after you. Why bother having to prove to them medical necessity, that you’re not helping an addict? Let the specialists take the heat from the DEA.October 29, 2010 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #705301
When I saw your second post I knew what it was 🙂 (clearly if you have a headache you are not in front of a computer screen!)
I have never used the special female version Advil but I know people who did and it has gotten mixed reviews.
Seriously though, if you are in THAT much pain you might consider seeing a GYN.October 29, 2010 4:18 pm at 4:18 pm #705302
Sac- been there done that! there is nothing to do besides get marrie and have kids!October 29, 2010 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #705303
seems like the solution for everything, eh 😉October 29, 2010 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm #705304
Sac- I know tell me about it! LOL I think we are more similar than I would have ever guessed. Let’s see what BPT has to say- do we fall into the same category?October 29, 2010 5:02 pm at 5:02 pm #705305
I transcend all categories.
I’m kinda like an Ambassador in that regard 😉October 29, 2010 5:14 pm at 5:14 pm #705306
now I really have to meet you! You are for sure one of my friends….where are you from?October 29, 2010 5:22 pm at 5:22 pm #705307sof davar hakol nishmaMember
i don’t understand, dont you take pepto bismo for nausea ? advil… that’s for headaches…fever etcOctober 29, 2010 5:30 pm at 5:30 pm #705308
sof- DEPENDS WHAT YOU ARE TAKING IT FOR! TRUST ME YOU CAN’T TAKE PEPTO BISMOL FOR THIS!October 29, 2010 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm #705309popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Ok, I’m pretty sure you can take both advil and tylenol at the same time, the full dose of each. So you may want to try that.
That said, be very careful not to overdose on tylenol, or any acetaminophen product. I think you can go somewhat over the dose, but anything more can cause liver damage even the first time.October 29, 2010 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm #705310anon for thisParticipant
When my daughter was running a fever, her pediatrician recommended alternating doses of ibuprofen (advil) and acetaminophen (tylenol) so you are taking one med every 2 to 3 hours.
coke, have you considered a heating pad for cramps? There are one-time use heating pads that you can buy at most pharmacies. I’ve used them for muscle pains and found them very helpful.October 29, 2010 8:20 pm at 8:20 pm #705311
I’m pretty sure I am older than you. I am from Flatbush (that narrows it down)October 29, 2010 8:56 pm at 8:56 pm #705312
No more than 3-4 at a time, AND do not exceed that dosage if you take it (only one time additionally during the day) again. Also, do not get dependent on the Advil, because it CAN cause inflammation of the liver (or was it the gall bladder?). I learned that the hard way, when after having an abscess over a three day yom tov (not this year), and self-medicating with OTC Ibuprofen, after a few days I was doubled over with pain in my upper abdomen. Be careful. Refuah shelaima.October 29, 2010 9:31 pm at 9:31 pm #705314
because it CAN cause inflammation of the liver (or was it the gall bladder?)
the lining of the stomach (gastritis and gastric ulcers)October 30, 2010 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm #705315HomeownerMember
Why are you unable to READ THE LABEL on the bottle?
Or if the type is too small, since you’re already using the internet, why not take a look at the product website? Isn’t that smarter than crying for help on a discussion page?
Refuah shelaima!October 31, 2010 12:52 am at 12:52 am #705316charliehallParticipant
Folllow the instructions on the label unless a physician tells you otherwise.
Next thread.October 31, 2010 2:44 am at 2:44 am #705317
The only one that can be taken on an empty stomach with no adverse effects is tylenol”
Tylenol when taken in large doses, can cause liver damage.
Coke, I discerned what your problem was, but did not feel comfortable addressing it here. That said, try starting taking Advil (with food and if you do not eat only Cholov Yisroel food, you can take it with a bottle of Ensure or Boost) a day in ADVANCE of when you anticipate having this problem, and it does something to calm down the hormonal issues that cause pain.October 31, 2010 4:37 am at 4:37 am #705318
The medical name is dysmenorrhea. Must distinguish between primary and secondary. Secondary is caused by some pathology. Secondary usually begins after age 20. And pain is often present at times other than that specific time in the month. Tx. for primary – NSAIDS (eg. Advil, Aleve, ketoprofen, or Fenamates.) Next is OCP’s. (Not as effective as NSAIDS.) After this GnRH agonists. If pain isn’t relieved, you must consider it to be secondary dysmenorrhea!October 31, 2010 5:23 am at 5:23 am #705319kapustaParticipant
coke, if this is a constant issue for you, it might be worth finding about about something more natural than advil. I know some health food stores have people who answer questions and if nothing else, try google.October 31, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm #705320minyan galMember
coke – I hope that by today you are feeling much better and that you were able to enjoy Shabbat. Before this happens again please see your PCP, and if necessary, he/she will refer you to a specialist. There are new treatments available all the time. Please never exceed the recommended dose of any medication, particularly an NSAID. As a former ER nurse, I can tell you that I often saw the adverse effects of NSAID abuse – exceeding the dose is abuse. Please, please see your doc.October 31, 2010 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm #705321
minyan gal -How many GI bleeds did you see from self-medicated NSAIDS as opposed to doc prescribed NSAIDS?October 31, 2010 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm #705322
I suggest the guys Pesach (pass over) this thread until further notice.October 31, 2010 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm #705323twistedParticipant
Actually oomis, it was an instructive and beautiful show, of the light of bina yeseira alternating with the clueless clods of the guy persuasion. The chemical complexity of the female( of any species) is generally a study in the grandeur of Hashems creation.November 1, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am #705324minyan galMember
Health: At the time that I was working in the ER (a long time ago) OTC NSAIDS were not even available in Canada and naproxen and ibuprofen has just become OTC in the US. Most of the GI bleeds that I saw were from prescribed medication – often from just using the prescribed dose, but most often from the “if one is good then two are better” use of the med. Of course, as soon as these meds became OTC in the US, the airways were swamped with advertisements and Canadians were bringing the stuff in in large amounts from the US, so some of the cases were from OTC use/abuse.November 1, 2010 2:06 pm at 2:06 pm #705325
Thank you everyone for your advice and encouragement. By today I am feeling fine and hope fully things will stay this way until next month:) I was told that I can take fish oil by a health food store guy but I am a little scared to try it- it makes me nauseous just to think about it! I think I’m going to try it next time.
Sac- i am not sure how you would know how old I am.November 1, 2010 2:43 pm at 2:43 pm #705326
Maybe it was by things you said in your posts…November 1, 2010 3:00 pm at 3:00 pm #705327
just curious what age bracket you think I belong to? about?November 1, 2010 3:05 pm at 3:05 pm #705328
18-21November 1, 2010 3:08 pm at 3:08 pm #705329
well coke you are working i would imagine somewhere between 19-22? (like me:)November 1, 2010 3:15 pm at 3:15 pm #705330
Since I had to do a bracket I did 18-21, I was really thinking 19 or 20.November 1, 2010 3:16 pm at 3:16 pm #705331
you are both right! LOL Blinky- are you part of that age bracket? then i for sure know you because i know most girls my ageNovember 1, 2010 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm #705332
uh ohNovember 1, 2010 3:28 pm at 3:28 pm #705333
blinky- are you hiding something? what is that “uh oh’ all about? that i know most girls my age?November 1, 2010 3:29 pm at 3:29 pm #705334allsgr8Participant
coke- Do u really believe that u know most girls in ur age bracket?
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