How often is it ok to take OTC painkillers?

I take acetaminophen about twice a week for headaches. I also take ibuprofen for cramps when I'm on my period. I'm a small female so I'm wondering if this is an unhealthy amount for me? 

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  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    You should ask your doctor.  He will probably tell you to take less and tolerate the problems more.  Try to do something else to alleviate the problem than the pills.  Like determine the cause for the headaches. Generally, of the 2, acetaminophen is preferred.

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