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Have i just overdosed myself?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Ive just taken two 400mg ibuprofen tablets.

Ive lost the box for them, have i taken too much? Should i expect to feel ill or anything?

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    no. you'll be fine i guarantee.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    not very likely, your daily limit is 1200mg a day so it seems

    http://www.relieve-migraine-headache.com/ibuprofen_dosage.html

    although it does state that you should only take 400mg every 4-6hrs I wouldnt worry about it. prob best not to take any more till this evening though :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ace, thank you.

    I feel so ill :(
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I usually take 2 x 500mg of Ibruprofen a day. You'll be fiiine.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ibruprofen is like Neurofen isn't it? It is a very strong painkiller, something that I only take 2-3 times a year. E.g.'s of use are migraines and tummy bug. 1000 mg per day is slightly pushing it ne?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i think ive taken about 2000mg in a day, i was fine...just dont take them on an empty stomach or like they're sweets
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Monserrat wrote: »
    Ibruprofen is like Neurofen isn't it? It is a very strong painkiller, something that I only take 2-3 times a year. E.g.'s of use are migraines and tummy bug. 1000 mg per day is slightly pushing it ne?
    Nah, it's fine. I take it for chronic back pain. Ibuprofen and Tramadol on really tough days. My GP prefers it if I keep on 1000mg's of ibuprofen a day, rather than tramadol.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    xsazx wrote: »
    you're ok - you shouldn't take them more than once every 4 hours and no more than 3 in 24 hours

    Which is what I got told at the hospital a few years ago.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's more than the recommended dose but not enough to do you any harm. Plenty of people take that much as a prescribed dose, but I wouldn't make a habit of it without medical advice.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I took 400mg x 4 every day for months an months. Sometimes with 500mg paracetomol. Not that i'd recommend it but i'm still here.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    400mgx4 every day for months?! Be careful you dont get a stomach ulcer.

    Ilora-how can you take 500mg or 1000mg? It only comes in 200mg,400mg or 800mg.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm sure the ones in my medicine box are 500mg.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i dont know if the english ones are made in 500mg, but i know the american ones are...we get both here, one of them have pink tablets the other has white.

    Oh and you can take paracetamol and ibruprofen as they do slightly different things or something.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    A doctor advised me to take paracetamol and ibuprofen together once.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ^^ That's fine for most people, they are completely different drugs and work differently.

    Usually people who are on long term doses (or high doses) get reminded of the importance of only taking with food to avoid stomach ulcers.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Just looked it up in my medical book and it says the adult dosage range for general pain relief is 600mg-1.8g daily, so you should be fine.
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