Driving or operating machinery should be avoided until the consumer knows how it affects them as it can impair motor functions.
Do NOT use ibuprofen if:
- You have heart, liver, or kidney disease, or if you smoke;
- You have a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot;
- You have asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.
Use of ibuprofen during the last 3 months of pregnancy may harm the unborn baby. Breastfeeding while using ibuprofen is unclear whether it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking ibuprofen.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. The usual dose for adults is: 600mg for a headache, 200 to 400mg for pain or fever. The usual dose for children is: 5mg for fevers under 102.5 degrees, 10mg for fevers over 102.5 degrees, for children greater than 6 months to 12 years. Use 5mg to 10mg for infants and children experiencing pain.
Drinking alcohol when taking ibuprofen may increase the risk of stomach bleeding. Ibuprofen can interfere with aspirin. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with it, such as lithium, methotrexate, blood thinners, heart and blood pressure medication, or steroid medicine.