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The proper dosage for a daily intake of ibuprofen depends on the person and his ailment. Drugs.com says that the normal dose for an adult in pain is 200 to 400 milligrams orally every four to six hours.


According to Hospice, ibuprofen begins to relieve pain one to two hours after it is taken. Its effects usually last for five to 10 hours. Ibuprofen provides the highest level of pain relief if it is taken regularly for two to three days.


To use ibuprofen safely, it is recommended you not increase the dosage set forth by your doctor, according to Mayo Clinic. It is further advised that the drug not be taken any more often or for any longer than what is prescribed by the doctor.


According to Drugs.com, ibuprofen works by decreasing hormones that cause soreness and inflammation in the body. The uses of ibuprofen include pain relief from headaches, muscles aches, cramps and arthritis. Ibuprofen is available over the counter and by prescription.


Ibuprofen is not typically prescribed to dogs and can actually be poisonous to them, according to the Pet Poison Helpline. Common signs that a dog has consumed ibuprofen include behavior changes, reduced dietary intake, redness of skin and tarry stool.


A person can safely take ibuprofen while drinking alcohol, according to Everyday Health; however, taking too much of both can cause stomach irritation and related problems. Alcohol irritates a person's stomach and intestinal tract, and extended use of ibuprofen can irri...


Adults should take 200 to 400 milligrams of ibuprofen orally every four to six hours to treat pain, fever and dysmenorrhea, according to Drugs.com. Dosage in children varies on the age and symptoms, and parents should adhere to the manufacturer and doctor recommendation...