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Ibuprofen - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about Ibuprofen

Generic Name : Ibuprofen
Pronunciation : eye byoo' proe fen
Latest prescription information about Ibuprofen. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Ibuprofen

India : 

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International : 

Addaprin, Advil, Dolgesic, Genpril, Haltran, IB Pro, Ibifon 600, Ibren Ibuprohm, Menadol, Midol Cramps & Bodyaches, Motrin, Nuprin, Q-Profen, Rufen, Saleto-200, Samson, Tab-Profen, Ultraprin, Uni-Pro, Read more..
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Why is Ibuprofen Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), prescribed for mild to moderate pain, inflammation and fever. This medication decreases the hormones that cause pain and inflammation in the body.  

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When should Ibuprofen not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients who have experienced asthma, hives, or allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs.

What is the dosage of Ibuprofen?

PO- The recommended dose range is 200 to 600mg 4-6 hourly. Max: 1.2 g/day.

How should Ibuprofen be taken?

It comes as a capsule and tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ibuprofen?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with high blood pressure, blood disorders, bleeding problem, heart disease, blood vessel disease, asthma, nose polyps, kidney or liver disease, diabetes, dehydration, alcohol abuse, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

It may cause stomach bleeding or ulcer; if it so consult with your doctor.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Ibuprofen?

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, epigastric pain, heartburn, diarrhea, abdominal distress, vomiting, blood in stools, indigestion, constipation, abdominal cramps or pain and fullness of GI tract (bloating and flatulence).
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, headache and nervousness.
   Skin : Rash and itching.
   ENT : Ringing in the ear.
   Blood : Bleeding.
   Metabolic : Decreased appetite.
   Heart : Edema and fluid retention.
   Allergic Reactions : Angioedema.

What are the other precautions for Ibuprofen?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Ibuprofen?

Store it at controlled room temperature (20� to 25�C), and in an airtight container.


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Last Updated : Apr 2018
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merls13, India

I was prescribed by an ENT doctor for CSOM a combination drug of brufen ( xtraanac) to relief earache.When i took the medicine 1st day,i got swelling in face then 3rd day i got rashes all over my face which turned blackish........... This is very horrible drug allergy i 've ever seen........Then it was cured by taking steriods.....and feeling better.......JUST BE CAREFULL about brufen pain killer.......

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