Ibuprofen for pain and inflammation

 

Brand: Brufen, Nurofen, Calprofen, Orbifen, Fenbid

Application: Relieves pain and inflammation

 

 

 

 

Ibuprofen Drug Information

Contraindications to ibuprofen

Drug interaction of ibuprofen

Tips to consider before taking ibuprofen

Possible side effects of ibuprofen

How to store ibuprofen

 

 

 

 

 

Ibuprofen Drug Information

Medication Information: Anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen are also called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or simply anti-inflammatory drugs. Ibuprofen is used to relieve pain in painful conditions such as arthritis, sprains, menstrual cramps, migraines, toothaches and postoperative pain. Ibuprofen reduces pain and inflammation. Ibuprofen is also used to reduce the symptoms of the flu and cold, such as fever. Ibuprofen can be taken by both children and adults.

Ibuprofen inhibits an enzyme called cyclooxygenase in the body's cells. This enzyme causes the body to produce a chemical called prostaglandin. A number of prostaglandins are produced at the site of injury or cause pain and inflammation. By inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase, the amount of prostaglandin is also reduced, which means that pain and inflammation are reduced. Ibuprofen can be obtained with or without a prescription from a pharmacy. Ibuprofen is also available as a gel that can be applied directly to inflamed areas of the skin.

If you need more information about ibuprofen gel, refer to the relevant page.

 

Contraindications to ibuprofen

  • Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
  • Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.

 

Drug interaction of ibuprofen

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with this drug include: aliskiren, ACE inhibitors (such as captopril, lisinopril), angiotensin II receptor blockers (such as losartan, losartan), , Cidofovir (cidofovir, corticosteroids (such as prednisone), water tablets or diuretics such as furosemide.

Ibuprofen may increase the risk of bleeding if used with other medicines. Examples of these drugs are: antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel, "blood thinners" such as dabigatran / enoxaparin / warfarin.

Check labels on all your medicines, especially painkillers or antipyretics (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as celecoxib, aspirin, ibuprofen, ketorolac, and naproxen, because their ingredients are similar. And it may make the side effects of this drug more severe. If your doctor prescribes low-dose aspirin (usually 81-325 mg per day) to prevent a heart attack or stroke, you should definitely take this medicine. Be sure to talk to your pharmacist about taking this medicine with other medicines. consult.

Consult your doctor if you are taking another medicine, such as acetaminophen, to relieve pain and fever. If you must take rapid-release aspirin with ibuprofen, be sure to consult your doctor and try to use ibuprofen at least 8 hours after taking aspirin. Do not change your daily dose of aspirin without consulting your doctor.

 

Tips to consider before taking ibuprofen

Some medications can not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking ibuprofen:

  • If you have asthma or any allergic disorder.
  • If you have ever had a stomach ulcer or duodenal ulcer.
  • If you have inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
  • If you decide to have a baby, if you are pregnant or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have kidney or liver problems.
  • If you have heart problems or vascular disorders or if you have poor blood circulation.
  • If you have high blood pressure.
  • If you are over 65 years old.
  • If you have ever had a blood clot problem.
  • If you have connective tissue diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (an inflammatory disease also called lupus or SLE).
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
  • If you have ever been allergic to certain medications, including any NSAID analgesics (such as aspirin, naproxen, and diclofenac).

 

Possible side effects of ibuprofen

All medications, along with their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. Over time, your body will adjust to the new medicine and these symptoms will go away, but if the following symptoms persist or become painful, consult your doctor.

  • Indigestion, heartburn, digestive problems: Remember to take the medicine with food or a glass of milk. If these problems persist, talk to your doctor.
  • Feeling sick, diarrhea: Eat simple foods, drink plenty of water to replenish lost water.

Important Note: Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of the following rare but serious symptoms:

  • If you have breathing problems such as wheezing or shortness of breath.
  • If you have symptoms of a drug allergy such as swelling around the mouth or face or skin rashes.
  • If you have black or bloody stools or have vomiting of blood or abdominal pain.

Talk to your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you think may be due to ibuprofen.

 

How to store ibuprofen

  • Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
  • Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
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