So I’m back in lower-back-pain hell again. Second time this year.
God, I feel old.
My GP prescribes that I take ibuprofen and he gives me this prescription for the monstrously-sized pills. He says they’re 3 or 4 times the dosage of the standard OTC pill. Simple enough. He says I can get the prescription filled or just load up on the Advil or any OTC ibuprofen at my discretion.
OK, says I. I have a BIG bottle of Advil at work. I’ll draw that down before filling the prescription.
So I’m looking at the bottle of Advil here and it says take no more than 6 tablets in a 24 hour period. At 200mg per tablet that’s 1200mg in a day.
But the prescription that my doc wrote would have me taking like twice that in a day!
So what’s the deal on the warnings on the bottle of Advil? Are they just giving me some Tennessee windage on overdosing? Is it possible to OD on ibuprofen?