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How should I take ibuprofen?

You should take ibuprofen exactly as directed by your doctor or as instructed on the package label. You should take ibuprofen with food or milk. When using chewable tablets, make sure your child chews the tablet completely before swallowing it. Chewable ibuprofen is often easier to take with food. Do not give adult ibuprofen to children. Always use a medication measuring spoon or cup to measure doses of liquid ibuprofen. Do not use a household tablespoon. Overdoses of ibuprofen can be fatal. Always use the minimum recommended dose to treat your symptoms. Do not take ibuprofen for more than three days to treat a fever or more than 10 days to treat aches and pains. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent symptoms because they can be a sign of more serious health conditions.

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