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Can I take ibuprofen to reduce pain in my ankle?

Hi, I have twisted my ankle and need to take something to reduce the pain and inflamation. several years ago it happened and i took Ibuprofen and it did the trick. I cannot remember the dose i took. How much ibuprofen can i take as an anti inflamitory?
Thu, 6 Feb 2020
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Hi,

Yes, it can be taken. Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly prescribed to treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, or sprain. It may be taken in the dose of 400 mg orally 3 times a day after a meal or snack or with a drink of milk. It will be less likely to upset your stomach.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali, General & Family Physician
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Can I take ibuprofen to reduce pain in my ankle?

Hi, Yes, it can be taken. Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly prescribed to treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, or sprain. It may be taken in the dose of 400 mg orally 3 times a day after a meal or snack or with a drink of milk. It will be less likely to upset your stomach. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali, General & Family Physician