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What is Generic for Ibuprofen used for?

Ibuprofen is used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate pain and inflammation caused by a variety of conditions such as arthritis, headache, back pain, menstrual cramps, and toothache. It belongs to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This medicine works by reducing the pain-causing hormones in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What are the side effects of Generic for Ibuprofen?

Like other medicines, Ibuprofen can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Ibuprofen are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Ibuprofen cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Ibuprofen develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Ibuprofen can cause side effects such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, mild heartburn, dizziness, headache, and blurred vision. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Ibuprofen.

What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Ibuprofen?

The dosage of Ibuprofen prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Take Ibuprofen with food or milk to lessen stomach upset.

What if you miss a dose of Generic for Ibuprofen?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Ibuprofen medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Generic for Ibuprofen?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Ibuprofen, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Ibuprofen?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Ibuprofen.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Ibuprofen, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Ibuprofen can interact with diuretics and blood thinners.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Ibuprofen?

Is it possible for me to take Ibuprofen with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Ibuprofen?
What are the possible drug interactions of Ibuprofen?
How will Ibuprofen work in my body?
How should Ibuprofen be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Ibuprofen drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Ibuprofen is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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