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  • Jul 30, 2006, 06:23 AM
    JoeCanada76
    Ibuprofen (Prescription)
    Hello, I have found out that there is a prescription for ibuprofen. 600 mg for each tablet. Somebody said to me that you can take one pill and sometimes when they are feeling lots of pain they take two. What is the directions for the prescription form of ibuprofen with 600 mg pills.

    Thank you in advance!

    Joe
  • Jul 30, 2006, 07:39 AM
    rudi_in
    Thank you for posting your question to the Ask Me Help Desk.

    Prescription ibuprofen actually comes in 400, 600, 800, or 1000 mg tablets.
    Over the counter ibuprofen such as advil or motrin are 200 mg doses.

    The directions would be written by the doctor and can vary depending on your circumstances.

    A common Rx might read like this:

    Take one to two tablets by mouth every 6 hours with food or milk as needed for pain

    Ibuprofen can be very harmful to the stomach lining which is why you should take it with food. Be careful, even though you can buy it over the counter in 200 mg doses doesn't make it automatically safe. It is still a drug. I know too many high school students that have to take other medications now because they were not responsible with the ibuprofen. They would gladly take four of them for every small discomfort they had. Again, be careful with them.

    This is in no way meant to be a suggestion of treatment by me. Please see your doctor for recommended treatment.
  • Sep 10, 2006, 06:14 AM
    tamzid
    I haven't seen motrin 1000mg in a retail or hospital setting, so not sure on that particular strength...
    But to also add to the answering... the max daily dosage on ibuprofen is 3200mg which comes out up a max of 800mg (4 tablets of the regular strength) every 6 hours - if the pain is that bad - but only under a doctor's recommendation
  • Aug 16, 2008, 08:06 AM
    PharmTEch
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jesushelper76
    Hello, I have found out that there is a prescription for ibuprofen. 600 mg for each tablet. Somebody said to me that you can take one pill and sometimes when they are feeling lots of pain they take two. What is the directions for the prescription form of ibuprofen with 600 mg pills.

    Thank you in advance!

    Joe

    Your dosing should be determined by your doctor. There are number of different strengths of ibuprofen and each is used for different problems in different people. Unless you have consulted with your doctor, I would not use anything other than what is recommended on the bottle's label.
  • Jan 2, 2010, 10:29 PM
    dragonass1
    I have a perscription for 600MG Ibuprofin for severe cramping that accompanied very heavy bleeding. I used it for a short time, stopped, then took it again with my previous period. The last pill I took (yesterday afternoon) actually made my ears ring very loudly to the point where I had to call the advice nurse. She informed me that the MG was too high and that caused the ringing. She instructed me to purchase over the counter Motrin (200MG) and take that instead. High MG of perscription Ibuprofin is not recommended for use over a long period.
  • Apr 14, 2011, 09:27 AM
    Gulnara
    Long time use of Ibuprofin can cause intestinal ulcers, and they can bleed. So, yes, prescription strength would be too much, unless may be it is 400, but 200 sounds safer. I wonder also, if it can be given as an injection thus bypassing the digestive system and avoiding risk of ulcers altogether?
  • Mar 13, 2012, 11:12 AM
    MaryAS
    Just FYI, taking by injection doesn't avoid the adverse effects Ibuprofen can have on the digestive system. I, too, thought that at one time, but learned differently when I had to have an injection for a severe migraine. It's not the pill passing through the digestive tract that causes the problem, it's the medication in your system.

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