The maximum dose of Advil is 400 to 800 mg every four to six hours, not to exceed 3,200 mg over a 24-hour period. The smallest effective dosage should be used by patients, according to drugs.com.
Ibuprofen provides temporary relief from adult symptoms of pain, fever, headache, dysmenorrhea, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis; long term use is not encouraged. Patients are advised not to use alcohol while taking ibuprofin and those with a history of serious gastrointestinal problems should use the drug with caution. Patients experiencing upset stomach, bloating, dizziness, headaches, itching or rash, blurred vision, nervousness or other side effects are advised to discontinue use and consult their physician.