Various facts associated with Ibuprofen

Pain is a very unpleasant condition and leads to discomfort. Medicines belonging to the class of drugs called Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID’s) are commonly used for treating pain associated with various diseases or disorders.

Ibuprofen is a strong non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug prescribed for treating pain associated with various health conditions such as dental procedures, menstruation, and arthritis. It is marketed under several brands such as Calprofen, Genpril, Brufen Midol, Nuprin, Motrin and, Advil, etc. It has both anti-inflammatory and analgesic (temperature reducing) and properties. This medication can be purchased over the counter at medical stores.

This medication acts by inhibiting the production of endogenous chemical substances that produce inflammation. This anti-inflammatory effect helps to decrease fever, pain or swelling.

The action of this oral drug can be seen in 30 to 60 minutes, while its duration of effect is about four to six hours.

Usage instructions for safe and effective use of medicine

Before consuming this oral medication, read the prescription leaflet carefully. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions regarding the usage of the medication.  Swallow the oral tablets of Ibuprofen is with a glass of water. It is always recommended to swallow this medication after the consumption of food to avoid irritation in the stomach. This medication can be taken every four to six hours unless your doctor recommends otherwise. A maximum dose of 3200mg can be taken by an individual in a day.

Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this oral pills. If you have any stomach ailment while on treatment with this medication, you can consume it with food, milk or antacid.

The dose of this medicine varies depending on the overall health of the individual and the severity of the condition. The risk of bleeding inside the stomach increases with Ibuprofen. So, as far as possible take this medication at the lowest effective dose and for the short period.

Safety precautions

Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any of its active or inactive component before taking this medication. This medication should not be taken by individuals suffering from, blood disorders such as anemia, bleeding or clotting problems, hypertension, stroke, asthma, etc.

Avoid consuming alcohol and tobacco while taking Ibuprofen. The risk of bleeding in the stomach increased due to alcohol. So refrain from excessive alcohol consumption and smoking addiction.

This medication should not be taken by pregnant ladies and breastfeeding without consulting the doctor.

Common side effects associated with this medication

The commonly observed side effects observed after taking this medicine include headache, loss of appetite, drowsiness, indigestion, and depression. The lower doses of this medication do not show any serious side effects. Mild side effects observed if any subside after the medication is eliminated from the body.

Thus avoid consuming Ibuprofen for a longer duration of time. The excessive amount and long term usage of Ibuprofen can produce undesirable effects

The above facts will help in the safe and effective use of medicine. Purchase it without prescription at pharmacy stores.

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