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Is taking 4 Ibuprofen like taking a prescribed pain pill? but i also have to take loratabs.

the dentist told me to take 4 ibuprofens to make swelling in my face go down. is it okay to take them all at once (a loratab and 4 ibuprofens) or is it not?

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It should be fine to take both at the same time. The active ingredients in Lortab are Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone, neither of which conflict with Ibuprofen. But if you take one a couple hours after the other, you won't have to worry about them wearing off at the same time. Prescription Ibuprofen pills are 800 mg each, so taking 4 over the counter Ibuprofen (usually 200 mg each) should be fine.

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In a way,yes... Ibuprofen is actually better than prescribed pain pills. I don't know much about Loratabs but i take Ibuprofen and it kills the pain quickly.

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is it safe to take em all at once?
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Yes, i've took more than that with no problem.
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Call your local pharmacist.

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Did your dentist know about your Loritabs? I would call your dentist's office or call a pharmacy like Walgreens and ask.

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All those pills at once would be really bad for your stomach.Ulcers you know.Call your dentist and explain the problem.

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The recommended dosage of acetaminophen is 2,000mg per day. Lortab has acetaminophen in it. Taking your prescription medication along with ibuprofen all at once might give you stomach problems.

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Quester2011 is exactly correct. Also drink at least 12 oz of water (not just any liquid; water) and food. Your kidneys and liver really take a huge hit over stuff like this. There's no way I would mix these 2 drugs together.

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Yes it's ok to take them together but no more than 800 mg of ibuprophin every 8 hours and of course what ever the dosage on the bottle is for the loratab.

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800 mg of ibuprofen should be the Max dosage for every 4-6 hours

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