Generic name: Ibuprofen
Brand name: Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Children’s Motrin/Advil, Medipren, Pediacare Fever
The medication Ibuprofen is used to reduce and manage fever, mild to moderate pain and inflammation. Ibuprofen is associated with a class of drugs known as non steroids anti inflammatory drugs.
Ibuprofen (Generic) Uses
The medication Ibuprofen is used to treat fever, pain and inflammation. It reduces various types of pains such as dental pain, menstrual cramps, headaches and muscles pain. Fever, pain and inflammation are promoted by the release of body chemicals known as prostaglandins. Ibuprofen works by blocking the enzymes that are involved in making prostaglandins, which results in lowering the levels of prostaglandins as a repercussion fever, pain and inflammation are reduced. The medication is a over the counter drug take the dosage with the complete prescription and guidance of the doctor or pharmacist. The medication is taken through mouth directly with a full glass of water. The dosage will depend on the medical condition of the patient.
Ibuprofen (Generic) Adverse effects
The common side effects from the medication are rash, dizziness, drowsiness, headaches, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, constipation and heart burn.
The most serious side effects can be originate by the medication that includes mood swings, hearing changes, bleeding, unusual weight gain, swelling of ankles, hands and feet, unusual tiredness, change in amount of urine, stiff neck and vision changes.
If any of the given side effects appear tell your doctor and pharmacist immediately before getting them worse. Take a list of side effects before taking the medication.
Ibuprofen (Generic) Precautions and Warnings
Before taking Ibuprofen tell your doctor or pharmacist about your ongoing or previous medical history specifically blood disorders, asthma, heart disease, nasal polyps, high blood pressure, throat problems, liver disease and stroke. If you are allergic to certain types of medications tell your doctor or pharmacist as this medication contains some inactive ingredients that can cause serious allergic reactions. This medication can cause kidney problems and stomach bleeding. Do not drive or do machinery work as this medication can make you dizzy and drowsy. The child bearing women are advised to take medication with proper prescription.
Ibuprofen (Generic) Interaction
The drug interaction affects the working and originates the risk of serious side effects. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any medications such as over the counter and non prescription medication, herbals, supplements and vitamins to treat several medical conditions.
The medication that can interact with Ibuprofen are aliskiren, ACE inhibitors, cidofovir, corticosteroids and angiotensin II receptor blocker and lithium.