Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking ibuprofen.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
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;
- Have asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.
Use of ibuprofen during the last 3 months of pregnancy may harm the unborn baby. Breast feeding 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. Usual dose for adults is: 600mg for headache, 200 to 400mg for pain or fever. Usual does 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 ibuprofen; such as lithium, methotrexate, blood thinners, heart and blood pressure medication, or steroid medicines.