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how much ibuprofen can i take for tooth ache. i got a temporary

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how much ibuprofen can i take for tooth ache. i got a temporary crown, and
it hurts really bad. now i need a root canal. scheduled for two weeks from now.
ibuprofen takes care of the pain but i am taking alot of it.
thank you
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 6 years ago.

Thanks for putting up your question on Just Answer.

You can safely take about 1600 mg of ibuprofen a day. That is, 4 tablets of 400 mg ibuprofen a day.

For more relief, try this combination: Switch between taking 400 milligrams of ibuprofen (e.g., 2 tablets of Advil), and 1000 milligrams of acetaminophen (e.g., 2 tablets of extra-strength Tylenol) every 8 hours. Be careful not to use these medications if you have had previous adverse reactions to either, or if you have had gastritis or peptic ulcer disease in the past, or if you have liver disease.

Hope this answers your question. Feel free to contact me again for more information.

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