You can die from an ibuprofen overdose. Even over-the-counter versions of the drug can cause multisystem organ failure and death when ingested in large quantities.
Ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is available in prescription strength and non-prescription strength forms under the brand names Advil and Motrin. Fatal overdoses are rare, but medical attention for a suspected overdose is crucial to prevent organ failure and death, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Contact the poison control center at 800-222-1222, or call 911 if someone displays the following symptoms after ingesting ibuprofen:
Be prepared to provide emergency personnel with the patient's details and information about the product ingested, including the strength, the quantity taken and the time it was taken.