(03-31-2012, 09:08 PM)Netskier Wrote: Ibuprofen (Advil) is very toxic to the kidneys however, so you should ask an informed doctor how far you can increase the dose. My ski buddy said that average men could take 14 pills per day, and women 12. This is hearsay of hearsay, so please take this as only an idea to investigate with someone who is current in the field. Things might have changed since then. Arthritis docs are the ones to ask, and nephrologists. Drink a lot of water in any case.
FWIW, the generally accepted maximum dosage for ibuprofen in an otherwise healthy adult is 800mg per dose up to 3200mg per day when under the care of a physician.
Outside of physicians care (OTC) the maximum recommended dose is 1200mg per day for a maximum of 10 days.
The standard tablet/capsule you will purchase in the grocery store will be 200mg each.
Note that these are general guidelines, use your own judgement, consult your doctor, and I'm NOT a doctor. [/disclaimer]