What is Ibuprofen (Ibuprofen) and how is it used?
Ibuprofen is an over the counter medicine used as a pain reliever and fever reducer associated symptoms of inflammatory disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and menstrual cramps. Ibuprofen may be used alone or with other medications.
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAIDs.
It is not known if Ibuprofen is safe and effective in children younger than 6 months of age.
What are the possible side effects of Ibuprofen (Ibuprofen)?
Ibuprofen (Ibuprofen) may cause serious side effects including:
- vision changes,
- shortness of breath or feeling light-headed,
- swelling in your hands or feet, face or tongue,
- rapid weight gain,
- skin rash that is red or purple with blisters,
- bloody or tarry stools,
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds,
- upper stomach pain,
- feeling tired,
- flu-like symptoms,
- loss of appetite,
- little or no urinating,
- dark urine,
- clay colored stools,
- yellowing of skin or eyes (jaundice),
- rapid heart rate,
- trouble concentrating,
- fever, and
- burning in your eyes
Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.
The most common side effects of Ibuprofen (Ibuprofen) include:
- dizziness, and
Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of Ibuprofen (Ibuprofen). For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Pain reliever/fever reducer
- temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:
- the common cold
- muscular aches
- menstrual cramps
- minor pain of arthritis
- temporarily reduces fever
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
- do not take more than directed
- the smallest effective dose should be used
- adults and children 12 years and over: take 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours while symptoms persist
- if pain or fever does not respond to 1 tablet, 2 tablets may be used
- do not exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor
- children 12 years: ask a doctor
store between 20°-25°C (68°-77°F)
avoid excessive heat 40°C (104°F)
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