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 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 use ibuprofen if:
- You just had heart bypass surgery;
- You are allergic to any ingredients in ibuprofen;
- You have a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding;
- You have liver or kidney disease.
Use of ibuprofen during pregnancy or breast feeding is not recommended specially during the third trimester. 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.
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.
Some medications that may interact with ibuprofen are: aliskiren, cidofovir, lithium and corticosteroids.
Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with ibuprofen tablet.