Do side effects occur more when you take Advil for an extended period of time?
Side Effect - How long can you continue to take Advil for pain relief?
Question posted by nancwigley on 11 Nov 2013
Last updated on 23 October 2014
When I want a pain relief I find that if I take one Tylenol and one Advil it works pretty good. Might be good for you for awhile. I usually use it for migraines.
Generally you should not take Advil for longer than 10 days unless under doctors supervision.
If you have to take Advil for a period of time you are at risk of developing side effects including:
Stomach problems like bleeding, ulcer and stomach upset
High blood pressure
Fluid retention (causing swelling, such as around the lower legs, feet, ankles and hands)
You doctor will be able to modify treatment if you start developing signs of these side effects.
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