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Can i take 800mg Ibuprofen per day?

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: May 30, 2021 8:36 PM

Anonymous 2 months

I have high fever due to tonsilitis. I have pcm allergies and bought ibuprofen 400 mg from the pharmacy. It stated to take 1 per day. I already took at 7 am this morning and after 12 hours my fever become high again. Can i take another 400 mg of ibuprofen? The brand is ysp ibuprofen

Dr Sashini Seeni 2 months
General Practitioner

Greetings! Thank you for your questions.

We sincerely understand the problem you are having. For your information, ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation. The suggested dosage of ibuprofen for adult 200-400 mg 4-6 hourly. Max: 1.2 (OTC) or 3.2 g daily. Max duration: 3 days (OTC). You are advised not to take more than your recommended dose. An ibuprofen overdose can damage your stomach or intestines. It is better for you to consult a doctor if your symptoms still persist.

In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor for full examination. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. This answer is just a general description.Thank you.

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Last Updated: Sun May 30 2021 20:36:44 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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