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Quick summary

Type of medicine

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID)

Generic

Yes

Active Ingredient

Ibuprofen

Effective within

Varies; usually within 30 minutes to 1 hour

Works by

Reducing pain, inflammation, and fever response in the body

Side effects

Indigestion, heartburn, stomach pain, headache, skin rash, gastrointestinal bleeding, kidney problems

Medication details

Description

تعمل أقراص الإيبوبروفين على تقليل الالتهاب وتسكين الآلام بما في ذلك الصداع والصداع النصفي وآلام الظهر وآلام الدورة الشهرية وآلام العضلات. يمكن أن يخفف أيضًا من تصلب المفاصل والعضلات والتهاب المفاصل وأعراض البرد والإنفلونزا.

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Directions

Adults, the elderly, and adolescents between 12 and 18 years of age should take 1 or 2 tablets with water, up to three times a day as needed. It is important to leave at least four hours between doses and not to exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours. Ibuprofen should not be given to children under 12 years of age. For specific dosing instructions and duration of use, consult your doctor.

Ingredients

Each Ibuprofen 200mg Tablet contains the active ingredient Ibuprofen 200mg. Additional components include lactose monohydrate, maize starch, hypromellose, sodium starch glycollate, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate, sucrose, purified talc, titanium dioxide (E171), carnauba wax, coloring agents (sunset yellow lake (E110), erythrosine lake (E127), sodium benzoate (E211), hydrochloric acid (E507)).

Side Effects

While Ibuprofen provides effective relief, some individuals may experience side effects. Common side effects include indigestion, heartburn, stomach pain, headaches, and skin reactions. Serious side effects, such as gastrointestinal bleeding, severe skin reactions, kidney problems, and signs of aseptic meningitis, require immediate medical attention. Consult your doctor if you experience any unusual symptoms.

Warnings

Certain groups of people should exercise caution when using Ibuprofen, including those with asthma, kidney, heart, liver, or bowel problems, as well as smokers and pregnant/breastfeeding individuals. Special care is needed for those with infections, and interactions with other medications should be considered. Always seek medical advice before combining Ibuprofen with other drugs.

Medically reviewed and published

  • This page was medically reviewed by Dr Sohaib Imtiaz, Clinical Lead on 24 أغسطس 2023, 3:30 pm

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FAQs

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Can I take Ibuprofen if I'm pregnant?

Ibuprofen should be avoided in the last three months of pregnancy. For the first six months, consult your doctor before use. Pregnant or breastfeeding individuals should seek medical advice before taking any medication.

Can I use Ibuprofen if I have a history of stomach ulcers?

If you have had a stomach ulcer, perforation, or bleeding, it's important to consult your doctor before using Ibuprofen. This medication may not be suitable for individuals with certain gastrointestinal conditions.

Are there any interactions with other medications?

Ibuprofen may interact with certain medications, such as blood thinners, heart medications, diuretics, and more. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before combining Ibuprofen with other drugs.

Can I use Ibuprofen for an extended period?

Ibuprofen should not be used for longer than 10 days without consulting your doctor. Prolonged use can lead to potential side effects and health risks.

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