Can you take to much iburofen?

Updated: 9/16/2023
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Yes you can.

ibuprofen can be very irritating to the lining of the stomach. If taken in large amounts or for a very long time it is possible to develop bleeding in the stomach. The symptoms of overdose can include nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting, dizziness and, rarely, loss of consciousness. Clinical features of overdose with ibuprofen which may result are depression of the central nervous system and the respiratory system.There is no specific antidote to ibuprofen overdose.

The maximum daily dosage of ibuprofen is usually 1,200mg to 1,600mg in three or four divided doses. The maximum single dose is usually 400mg at one time.

For some patients already on the drug (most commonly those with Arthritis) who experience a worsening of their condition, the maximum daily dose can sometimes be increased to 2,400mg but only for a brief period of time before reverting to 1,600mg.

Because ibuprofen can be irritating to the stomach, it is important to swallow the tablets with a full glass of water and preferrably after food.

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