Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking ibuprofen.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Indications and Usage
Take this medication orally with or without food as directed by your doctor. Usually take each dosage after 4- 6 hours.
The dosage and length of treatment is based on the signs and symptoms of the patient and also to the response to treatment. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking the drug. If you have gastrointestinal disturbances while taking this medication, consumption of this medication with food, milk or an antacid is advisable.
Driving or operating machinery is okay only if you know how you react to it. Since ibuprofen can cause dizziness and drowsiness, its better to avoid driving or any risky activity if you are not sure how you might react to it.
Do not take ciprofloxacin if:
- You just had heart bypass surgery;
- You are allergic to any ingredients in ibuprofen;
- You have a history of liver and kidney diseases and stomach ulcers or bleeding.
Use of ibuprofen during pregnancy or breastfeeding is not recommended especially during the third trimester. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking ibuprofen.
Administration and Dosage
Ibuprofen is used in adults, and children who are at least 6 months old. Usual dose for adults is: 200 to 400mg orally every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
Maximum dose: 3200mg/day (prescription strength); 1200mg/day (over-the-counter).
Please consult with your doctor for the exact dosage information for children.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Some medications that may interact with ibuprofen are: aliskiren, cidofovir, lithium and corticosteroids.
If someone is overdosed might have symptoms of breathlessness or passing out. Other symptoms of overdose may include: stomach pain, interrupted breathing episodes and extreme drowsiness. These symptoms have to be reported to the medical health professional and seek a medical help urgently.
No adverse reactions have been reported.