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- Anti-Inflammatory: Combats inflammation-related pain and swelling.
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Ibuprofen 400mg Tablets
Ibuprofen 400mg tablets are a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) renowned for its rapid action in relieving pain, reducing inflammation, and reducing fever.
Ibuprofen 400mg tablets provide a safe and dependable solution for temporary pain relief for a variety of mild to moderate pain conditions, including headaches, dental pain, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, and arthritis.
About Ibuprofen 400mg Tablets
What is Ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, commonly known as an NSAID. It is used to relieve pain from various conditions such a headache, menstrual cramps, dental pain, muscle aches, and arthritis. It is also effective at reducing fever and for the relief of minor aches and pain caused by the common cold or the flu.
How does Ibuprofen work?
It works by blocking the bodies production of inflammatory mediators, as a response to pain or trauma. This helps to reduce swelling, pain and fever.
How do you take Ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen is taken by mouth usually every 4 to 6 hours with a full glass of water. It is advised not to lie down within ten minutes after taking the medication. Ibuprofen and other NSAID's commonly cause irritation of the stomach, thus it is recommended to take Ibuprofen with a meal, a glass of milk, or an antacid such as Lansoprazole or Omeprazole.
It is advised to start taking this medication at the lowest possible dose in order to reduce the risk of stomach bleeding and other side effects. Do not increase your dose or take this drug more often than what is directed by your doctor or by the package label.
If your condition persists or worsens after 7-10 days, or you notice signs of gastric bleeding such as darkened or blood stained stools, stop the treatment and seek medical help immediately.
(You can purchase an appropriate treatment to help reduce the risks of gastric irritation whilst using Ibuprofen, by following the on-screen prompt when completing your health consultation form with Access Doctor).
What are the side effects of Ibuprofen Tablets?
Many people who used Ibuprofen tablets for short term use, did not experience any serious side effects.
The common side effects of using Ibuprofen include nausea, upset stomach, headache, vomiting, constipation, diarrhoea, drowsiness or dizziness. Inform your doctor immediately if any of these side effects will persist or worsen.
This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly when you are taking Ibuprofen and report to your doctor if the readings are high.
Inform your doctor immediately if you have any serious side effects, including:
- Vision changes
- Signs of kidney problems
- Mental or mood changes
- Easy bleeding or bruising
- Hearing changes
- Unexplained stiff neck
- Symptoms of a heart failure
- History or gastric bleeding or gastric ulcers
Warnings and Precautions
This drug may rarely cause liver disease. Get medical help immediately when you observe symptoms of liver damage such as dark urine, loss of appetite, persistent nausea or vomiting, abdominal pain, and yellowing of the eyes or skin.
Before taking Ibuprofen, inform your doctor if you are allergic to the medication or other NSAIDs, or if you have other forms of allergy. Ibuprofen may have some inactive ingredients that could trigger allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your doctor or pharmacists for more details about the subject.
Inform your doctor about your medical history before you start taking Ibuprofen.
Kidney problems may sometimes occur with the use of NSAID medications such as Ibuprofen. The problems are likely to occur if you have a heart or kidney disease, you are dehydrated, you are an older adult, or if you take certain medications. You can prevent dehydration by drinking plenty of fluids. Report to your doctor immediately if you have a change in the amount of urine.
Ibuprofen may cause stomach bleeding. Your risk for stomach bleeding may increase with daily use of alcohol and tobacco. Limit alcohol and stop smoking.
Ibuprofen may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Make sure to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when going outdoors.
Ibuprofen passes into the breast milk and may have undesirable effects on the nursing infant. Consult with your doctor before you start to breastfeed.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or it may increase your risk for serious side effects. Share with your doctor a list of all the medications you are currently taking so they can make a clinical decision if Ibuprofen is suitable for you or not.
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