What Can Ibuprofen Overdose Do To You?



Note: If you are overdose on ibuprofen or any other medicine/drug call the emergency now!

Ibuprofen takes away any pain, cramps etc and makes you sleep better.

It is a great pain relief, for all different kinds of pains, specially headache and migraine.

Therefore it’ can be used in many cases.

And since it’s become available over-the-counter, Ibuprofen Overdose has become a common phenomenon.

If you are overdose on Ibuprofen and still everything looks okay, you still need to go and see a doctor immediately.

The symptoms may not show right now but the overdose may show signs in the long run.

Consequences of Ibuprofen Overdose

According to research institutes, Ibuprofen overdose damages your internal organs like liver.

While in some cases it has been reported that it has resulted in a permanent liver damage, in other cases where the victim has been taking the dose for a long and continued period it has resulted in organs failure one by one.

Some of the side effects are…

Unsteadiness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, gastrointestinal, nausea plus vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, probable loss of blood in intestinal areas or stomach or both, headache, agitation, drowsiness, incoherence and confusion etc.

Sometimes more serious symptoms are also noticed in some victims though very rare such as:

  • seizure
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • metabolic acidosis
  • respiratory depression
  • hyperglycemia
  • tachycardia
  • atrial fibrillation
  • coma
  • hepatic dysfunction
  • renal failure
  • and cardiac arrest etc.

Until and unless the victim is allergic to ibuprofen, there is a slim chance that the victim would die from Ibuprofen Overdose.

Ibuprofen Overdose can cause;
  • Stinking vomiting
  • Profuse sweating
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Can land you straight in the mental hospital for attempted suicide
  • Treatment with things like liquid carbon or charcoal.

Treatments of Ibuprofen Overdose

Charcoal has the ability to absorb the drug before it can enter the systemic circulation.

Another form of treatment to fight Ibuprofen overdose is gastric lavage.

Although, it is not very popular, but it is consider if the intake is potentially life threatening.

This treatment can be perform within 60 minutes of ingestion of Ibuprofen.

Below 100 mg/kg, the toxic effects of Ibuprofen are less likely.

But doses above 400 mg/kg are consider as overdose? and can result into any of the above consequences?

It is not possible to determine a precise dose that crosses the danger line as it varies from person to person.

It is depending upon his/her weight, age and medical record of the individual patient.

Treating Ibuprofen Overdose Patients

Health Affects of Ibuprofen Overdose

The first affect of any drugs overdose such as ibuprofen is the liver.

Liver is the body part that gets the most of damage in long time drug abuse in your body.

Kidneys are the other part of your body that can get damage because of Ibuprofen overdose.

Any anti-inflammatory drugs are affecting your liver and kidney first.

In many cases they might cause hearth disease as well.

Therefor, as soon as you realized that you are overdose with ibuprofen you should go to nearest health care center for help and treatment.

Stomach pain, nausea, shortness of breathing and face swollen are the main symptoms and you should get to the emergency as soon as possible for the necessary treatments.

After Ibuprofen Overdoes Treatment

The after overdose treatment concerns are always the questions form survived patients.

Drinking plenty of water in daily bases for a long period of time after the ibuprofen overdose is the main recommendation in order to wash out your internal organs.

Therefore, you can’t use any anti-inflammatory medication for at lease six months after the ibuprofen overdoes.

There are some medication that can’t be use at the same time with any anti-inflammatory medication such as some blood pressure medications.

Moreover, any drug abuse can cause a huge problem in your body that can kill you in long term if you don’t take it serious.

Your health care provider has to make sure to do follow up tests in order to see if the side affects are in minimum to zero affects and harms for your system.

It’s all depends on the amount of the drugs that been taken and the immediate emergency treatments as well.

Also, the followup to make sure all the other organs are functioning properly after the drugs overdose.

124 thoughts on “What Can Ibuprofen Overdose Do To You?”

  1. I’m 15 and I took a total of 10 or 12 Ibuprofen within two hours a couple days ago. Ever since then when I lay down I’ve had stomach pains and discomfort and my stomach keeps burping in random places and at random times. What does that mean?

  2. To whom it may concern:
    Please do not try to overdose that is always a permanent solution to a temporary problem! I have been taking Ibuprofen for 5 months usually 2400 a day! After dancing sexy for my husband one night, countless days making love 3-4 times a day (with me on the bottom 95% of the time), and a wreck 8 months earlier (where I got whip lash trying to hold my head up and had my knee pressed against the door that the driver hit) I was diagnosed with chronic pain! The baclophen 10mg (muscle relaxer that I took) and ibuprofen 800mg (both 3 times a day) helped but I had become dependant on them)! Then 3 months ago, I was the victim of a cdv2! Earlier that night I had given my husband a lap dance and pardon my saying but we had made love in that position! Within the next 2 months, I wore a knee and lower back brace! My ortho stated that I had 2 L discs that were curved and arthritic and that I might have degerative disc disease! Earlier, I had sprained both knees and had tenitis in my legs! I had upset stomach and constipation from taking too much ibuprofen! For the past two weeks, I have been on 1500mg of Tylenol! I had to take the braces off because it was making it tough to breathe! I had to ice my side and lower back and sleep in the lazy boy one night! It takes time to get comfortable every night before I can fall asleep! Could ibuprofen over dose be leading to my every increasing pain and/ or some memory problems? If so, would it be safer to cut back on it, rather than cut the pain killers all out? Thank you for your prompt response!

  3. if someone had taken 90 pills of ibuprofen in the amount of two days and now a year-ish later experiences stomach pain and can’t eat much lately and is getting the symptoms listen above would it be too late to see a doctor? if not what should they say and or do?

  4. I did this cause of a pain in my nose. Im having severe stomach cramps and im sort of confused, very slow and sweating. Hope it doesnt get worse. I wony be doing this again any time soon.

  5. I took 22 ibuprofen last night and have had a nosebleed and feel really sick and am getting shooting pains in my chest, my family are not aware but yeah I don’t know what to do

  6. Just took 25… I’m fine, I just feel high… This is my second time taking more than 20 pills of ibuprofen and idk… I’m not scared, I just get mad and swallow them when I can’t get control over myself…. I have issues…….

  7. I took 8 200mg of ibuprofen two weeks ago because I was mad at the world and I thought I would die that day but no I didn’t. Today, it hit me hard because of the heat, which triggered it. I was light headed, ears ringing, blurriness, vomiting, and seizures. Don’t do this!! Worst way to go out!

  8. So i took 24 200mg advil but i didnt notoce really much of the symptoms just a tiny bit dizzyness and sweatyness. And dirreah. But i also took 4 nyquil gels. And i just delt vary tired. I ended falling asleep and waking up like a few hours later but now im scarwd to go back to sleep. Any thoughta

  9. I took 350 of the 250ml ibuprophen and went to sleep on it in a suicide attempt but I felt the effects like 15 mins after taking kr.. I felt high, my dad woke me up for school and I was already very gone I didn’t know much of what was going on. When I got to the hospital I remember very little bc as they were talking to me, it was too late I had just let go, they brought me back and I remember waking up the next day. I went to a mental hospital and it was so scary, ibuprophen hurts horribly to overdose on if you don’t immediately die from it. And I will forever have problems bc of it.

  10. 7200mg-36 tablets/// total pain in stomach for last 7 hours. Stomach feels like it’s being ripped out every second. Would not advise anyone to do this

  11. Taking 9 200mg twice a day for chest pain. Helps enough to sleep and get through the day. Stress test and MRI say heart is fine?

  12. also, I know because he told me he was going to kill himself, he then after 3hrs on my lunch break he said he couldn’t do it but he took the handful of the 800mg.

  13. My 30 yr old nephew is in the hospital now with his kidneys shut down, possible hole in his stomach, double vision & hearing loss on 1 side. This stuff may not kill you but it will cause severe, perament damage and pain, possible diaylisis, not a good quality of life to me.

  14. I’ve been taking 400 mg every hour for 2 days (I took about 2,400 mg per day) and the recomended says to take 200-400 mg every 4 hours… my mother didn’t read the label and thought they were normal aspirins. And now I feel like shit, can’t sleep, feel nauseous when I stand up, my bones hurt and I puked blood the other day, and I thought it was because of my fever but now I’m starting to think it’s because I overdosed a little. Anyone have any ideas of what I should do?

  15. My friend took 8 ibuprofen (I don’t know the strength of each pill) and drank a whole bottle of wine! Yesterday he wouldn’t eat or drink anything! I don’t know what to do! I am currently on the opposite side of the world then him and I can’t get to him! What do I do?

  16. I swallowed an entire bottle of Ibuprofen 200mg.
    I just want to fall asleep and go. I just want to be gone already.
    This is not my first time, thought the first attempt I just took a good handful of the same. And I still woke up fine. Hoping this works and I can be at peace.

  17. I took 3tbsp of ibeuprofen then a couple of hours I took 2 ibeuprofen pills then a couple hours I took 2 more ibeuprofen pills am i gone overdose

  18. I took 50 200mg plus 4 Aleve pm and about 8 Tylenol Friday I went to the hospital they did give me anything except nausea meds it now 6 days later and I have been waking up vomiting since yesterday

  19. I have taken 16 tablets of ibuprofen 200mg worried if it will do me any harm should I go to hospital ? Also I drank a bottle of 9% wine

  20. I did this and I’m not happy BC I got bleamed for things I didn’t do and hated myself I don’t want to die now or tell my mom but I will tell my teacher what do I did plz help

  21. I took 2000 mg at once because of my tooth. It hurts SO damn bad… Im still living… Calm your tits and learn to read a bottle;)

  22. I want to do this because i cant live with myself lol. Just tell me how it turns out because i wwnt to do this but i dont any pain to come upon me

  23. Just took 30 Advil because I am pissed at my self and want to inflict harm. What do u think will happen. I don’t want my parents to know.

  24. I want to take 57 500mg

    Just to go to the hospital because my mother hates me and I want to feel loved by her again and if I do this then she will care for me as when I was little I am only 18

    Can the hospital tell how many you took?

  25. thanksgivings in a few days and i dont want to end up in a mental hospital for attempted suicide. honestly im scared for some odd reason, should i talk to my consoler about it?

  26. I took 50 200ml in an attempted suicide on October 6th, 2016. The doctor said I shouldnt be here. They pumped cherry flavored charcoal down my throat and it tasted horrible coming back up. Everything went black after that and I woke up two days later then got shipped to the mental hospital for a week.

  27. I took 17 300mg of ibeprofen and it’s night time I found the pill bottle in my bed and I think I did it in my sleep it’s not my fault and I don’t want to be in a mental hospital I’m scared and don’t know what to do

  28. I drank 21 ibprofen tablets and 7 paracetamol I went to the hospital but I never told thwmem I took an overdose but I told them all my problem and they said I have gastrointestinal so I take tablets however when I tell ny mim my stomch hurts she tells me in be ok btw 21 (400mg) ibprofen

  29. 2400mg taken by accident. After 2 hours: slow, sluggish, headache, chilled, sleepy. Know it will pass, Poison Control very helpful. Drinking a lot of water to flush from kidneys, and staying awake.

  30. I took 400g of ibuprofen I don’t know how many and I don’t feel well,I was angry at that time but I regret once I’m done….I don’t know what I can do but I don’t want to go to mental hospital I just needs something to remove this please…my no.078 147 3716

  31. Ok see I’m 13 my dads always in jail my mom and him are not togeher ever since I was born and my boyfriend care a lot about me he is a sweet guy and I’m his first gf he thinks we will be together for along Time I think its to soon for that plus idk I wanna date other people do my life isn’t easy I took 1,200mg of ibuphrofen. Can some one give me advice plz help me.

  32. I took over 20 pill today not because I’m crazy I just want the pain to go away so I kept taking them help how can I stop this toothache

  33. In a 24 hour time period, I took 24 ibuprofen and 8 acetaminophen. I just want to know what you guys out there have experienced with these amounts.

  34. I am on Eliquis 5 mgs twice a day. Here lately I just don’t care much about anything so I’ve been taking 8 5mg tablets a day. Today I also took about 20-25 200 mg ibuprofen at one time. Will this cause liver or kidney problems?

  35. I was upset with myself. Self hatred? Whatever the reason, I got into some Ibuprofen. I took three 200mg gel capsules, along with 4 or 5 Ratio-Lenoltic No3 tablets.. My throat has swell slightly, and my balance is off—along with a bit of lightheadedness/dizziness. My face has flushed, somewhat, and I’m sort of shaking (as if I’m cold), but I’m not cold.. I don’t know what to do. I regret it. I know the total amount of the Ibuprofen I took is only 600mg and that’s my a whole ton but I’m only 13, and I’m scared.

  36. I just took about 45 ibuprofen. Stumac is a little upset but I’m hot and sweaty this is my first time doing it. What will happen

  37. Last night, early morning (01/01/2016) my Son took 45-50 Ibuprofen, 200mg. I don’t know how he is at the moment, Hospital won’t tell me. I’m very concerned at the side effect this may cause later on. Your response will be appreciated.

  38. I been wanting to kill myself for a very long time and I look at ways to kill yourself but every overdose may not work. I am so mad I am tried of living. One day I took my brothers pills and I was just going to sallow it but I decided not to I just thought of my family. I want to tell someone I am dealing with depression and I cut but if I tell anybody in my family they will just send me to a mental hospital. I need someone. But I don’t have anyone to help me I am dealing with depression and my eating disorder. I need to find a way to end this.

  39. I took 6,000mg of ibuprofen and I feel nauseous should I go to the hospital please help and I’ve been throwing up and heartburn as well

  40. well shit… I took about 40-50 200mls… and if I tell my parents they’ll put me in a mental hospital, and Thanksgiving is tomorrow. I don’t feel too bad though

  41. I just took 2000mg of ibuprofen, i want to die, my life has been flipped over numerous times in the past coulle of months and i do not feel life is worth the cost i have payed, and am paying still. Im not sure if this is the way im going to do it, im testing the water. Maybe i will get lucky and it will just do the trick. I will let you all know how it turns out if i can. Creeping up on that eternal sleep.

  42. I just took a drink off of the bottle of ibuprofen i dont know how much i took but my throat feels like its clogged up, I dont know what to do?

  43. I took 6 400mg tablets and I’m still fine. I got confused at times and just tried to stand still and I feel sleepy but I feel okay. Is that normal??

  44. I did this last december and had a almost fatal seizure. Please don’t do it! I overdosed cause I was sad and I got put in a mental hospital for a week.

  45. Yesterday when i was home alone i had a male friend over and when my mom pulled up and came home early i told him to sneak around the side of the house and my mom saw so i got in alot of touble. i admit it was a terrible mistake havving him over but me and mmy mom have a terrible relationship so i decided to take 100 advil which were 100mg each and ever since ive bbeen vommiting and having slurred speech and ive been dizzy. i dont wanna tell my mmom because it would break her heart because ive done this before with other meds and they pumped my stomach and sent me to a mental hospital. and im moving slow and im sorry for the mispellings and extra letters cuz i cant do anythinng right since last night.

  46. This landed me in the hospital today. I feel like crap still. And the way you get treated in there like as if you’re doing it for attention…just a load of bs. I strongly advise that you don’t take more than the prescribed amount (600mg) without a doctor’s consent. Even if you’re having a really bad day and are in a lot of pain, there’s other solutions this is not one of them!! :-\

  47. April the 3 this year I overdosed on 6000mg of ibuprofen today makes 4 months 1wk 6 days from that date and I’m worried I might have stomach cancer now or some other condition from it any suggestions for what I should do

  48. I have a bottle full of 400 mg liquid gel capsules . this is a new bottle. But I’ve taken 2 already. I hate life.. You may be from this point on a witness of suicide . I’m sorry

  49. 2400 mg wish i had read this befor i did overdose i havnt had anythinh=g happen just yet but i only did 5 mins ago

  50. I took 20 b/c i fell un love with this boy de went out forma 1 yr and 4 mths and hevtold me that he love me to and then i kept fucling things up between mevand him by accidente and so he hot tired of it sovhe broke up with me and started going out with a lot of girl to try to get over me but he couldnt and he still not over me but he don’t want to go back out and give me a chance cause I’m telling him that I changed but he won’t believe me and so I don’t know what to do I’m freaking out so the fist thing that I thought of was overdosing and I just don’t want to live anymore cause I’m tired of pain…
    What do we just come to the world to suffer with pain and depression and sadness and madness and heartbreak ? Well I got tired of all of this shit so that’s why I did it

  51. I take 4,220 milligrams once every few weeks. I’ve been put in a mental hospital before but by putting myself in a hazy sleep I feel like I’m preventing myself from self harm. Which I will do without my medicine.

  52. I just realized I took over 12 pills of Motrin of ibuprofen +muscle relaxant in over 4 hrs apart from 8 am to 12 am. Idk if I should be worried or go see the emerge or what!!?

  53. i took 9 200 mg that should be okay right
    it was over a period of time but not 24 hour
    i has really slow breathing but thats it
    that doesn’t mean anything riiiiight

  54. I take prescription 800mg ibuprofen, so I took four pills to kill the emptiness inside of me.. ;-;
    CCall me an idiot, or crazy..
    I don’t care.

  55. I took about 15 last night, idk how much that is…but it’s definitely not worth it. I can’t hold down any food or liquids. Its pretty horrible and not recommended. But if anyone is thinking about this, please don’t, life is too valuable and I wish I realized this sooner

  56. Took 1200mg for migranes (twice what I was supposed to) and felt super dizzy and nauseous. I slept all day and remember waking up a few times but it felt like I was in a dream when I did. Overall took about 7 hours to wear off and wasn’t too fun.

  57. Lately, I’ve been thinking about suicide. I’ve also thought about ways on how to kill myself. I believed this way would’ve been the easier way out but it doesn’t mean I like the way I feel. Overdosing is still in my mind. I’m 16. Been thinking about it since the 25 of February.

  58. I took 45 ibuprofen in the past 24 hours and 14 ibuprofen in the 24 hour befor that. I weigh 212, am 5’9″, and 18 years old. The only thing I’ve eaten in the past four days is 1 serving of Kraft Mac n cheese. Will I be ok?

  59. if you take 8 200mg of iburprofen, is it dangerous? I have a stomach ache and feel light headed but I don’t want to die….

  60. I did this bc I’m mad at myself but, i wanna tell my mom but if i do I’ll be in the mental hospital and its around Christmas time and i don’t know what to do please help

  61. 2800mg (7x400mg) with 1 grapetiser.
    Pretty complicated state along with throat narrowing tendencies and nose congestion + lung slowing motion … 2 steps away from Hell !!

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