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What should I do if I take too much ibuprofen?

If you or someone else takes too much ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), get medical attention right away. Contact your local poison control center or dial 911 -- especially if someone has collapsed or isn’t breathing. The symptoms of an overdose of ibuprofen include:
  • dizziness
  • fast, uncontrollable eye movements
  • blurred vision
  • slow breathing or no breathing for short periods
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that can relieve pain, fever, swelling, stiffness and tenderness. You should take the proper amounts listed on the package label and the smallest dosage that works for you. It is available over the counter and by prescription. If your doctor has given you a prescription for ibuprofen, follow his dosage directions.

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