is advil bad if you take it often?
July 19, 2008 6:13am CST
my daughter take advil for her cramps, flu specially desminorhia. sorry for the spelling. is it bad to use it often? she uses it cause its small and easy to swallow.
4 Aug 08
Advils are ibuprofen and are generally 200 mg each. For major problems, doctors write prespriptions for 800 mg doses. So', basically you were taking 600 mg every four to five hours, and you've taken 1800 in a 24 hour period you'll be okay. Your stomach might get a little upset, just make sure you have food or milk with them. If your pain isn't better after tomorrow, see the doctor.
• United States
19 Jul 08
If she just uses it periodically when she really is in pain and follows the directions on the box, then it probably is not that dangerous. If she begins to use it on a daily basis or becoming insensitive to it so that she has to take more than the recommended dosage it could be harmful. The point of all pain medicine is to help relieve discomfort, so it wouldn't make sense to avoid it when you were in discomfort unless you were becoming too dependent.