Ibuprofen is a kind of drug used to relieve pain from various conditions which includes dental pain, headache, muscles aches, menstrual cramps, arthritis and much more. This medication is also used to reduce fever and also to relieve minor pain due to flu or common cold. Ibuprofen is known as a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This works by blocking body’s production of natural substances which cause inflammation. This helps to decrease swelling, fever or pain.

If you are suffering from chronic condition like arthritis, then tell your doctor about non drug treatments or use some other medications to treat your pain.

How to use Ibuprofen?
Always take this medication by mouth as directed by doctors. Take this medication in every 4 to 6 hours along with a full glass of water. Never lie down after taking this medication at least for 10 minutes. Sometimes if patients has stomach upset while taking Ibuprofen, then take this with food, milk or an antacid.

The dosage of Ibuprofen is based the on the medical condition of the patient. To avoid the risk of stomach bleeding or any other side effects, take this medication at lowest dose for short period as directed. Never increase your dose or take this medication more often than prescribed.

The dose of Ibuprofen in children are based on the child’s weight. Always read the package to find the appropriate dosage for your child’s weight.

Sometimes your condition may persist or worsens or you may have a serious medical problem, at that time get medical help immediately. If you are using non-prescription drug or product to treat your pain or fever that consult your doctor is the fever worsen or last for 3 days.

What are the side effects of using Ibuprofen?
Side effects like nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation, diarrhea, drowsiness or dizziness mat occur. If any of the above effect worsen or persists than talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication may increase blood pressure. So check your blood pressure at regular basis and tell your doctor if the results are high.

Consult your doctor right away if you notice any of the following side effects which includes:

  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Hearing changes, for example ringing in the ears
  • Mental mood changes
  • Unexplained stiff neck
  • Show signs of kidney problems
  • Vision changes
  • Shows symptoms of heart failure

Serious allergic reaction with this drug are rare. But if you notice any symptoms of allergic reaction then immediately tell your doctor. This allergic reaction may include rash, itching, swelling on the face, tongue or throat, severe dizziness, trouble breathing, and much more.

We have not provide the complete list of side effect. IF you notice any other side effects rather than above just contact your doctor.

What are the Precaution?
Before taking this medication consults with your doctor if you are allergic to aspirin or any other NSAIDs like naproxen or celecoxib. This drugs may contain inactive ingredients which may cause allergic reactions or some other problems.

Tell your doctor your medical history before taking this pills. Specially if you have:

  • Asthma -Patient can worsen breathing problem after taking NSAIDs.
  • Blood Disorder — Like anemia, bleeding or clotting problems.
  • Growths in the nose — Nasal problem.
  • Heart Disease — Prevent heart attack
  • Liver Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Intestinal Problems — like heartburn, ulcers.

This medicine may also causes stomach bleeding. Daily use of tobacco and alcohol while having this medication may increase the risk of stomach bleeding. So limit alcohol and stop smoking.

If patient has overdosed and has symptoms like passing out or trouble in breathing, then you can call 911 or else call poison control center. People is US can call their local poison control center. Symptoms of overdose includes severe stomach pain, drowsiness, trouble in breathing. Do not share this medication with others as this is prescribed for you by your doctor.

Missed Dose:
If you are taking this medication regularly, and is you miss the dose then take it soon whenever you remember about the dose. If the time of the next dose is near then skip the missed dose and take the regular dose. Never double the dose.