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What is Ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory preparation that also shows analgesic and anti-fever properties. It is administered to relieve pain, lower body temperature when having a fever and reduce inflammation. The list of Ibuprofen indications include migraine, rheumatoid arthritis, toothache, pain in the muscles, backache, menstrual pains, neuralgia, sprains and strains; it can even help with the symptoms of flu and the common cold.
How does Ibuprofen work?
It works by suppressing the effect of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes, which are responsible for the synthesis of certain compounds called prostaglandins. Some of these compounds are synthesized at the sites of damage or injury - they cause inflammation and pain. Ibuprofen blocks COX enzymes and thus prevents prostaglandins from being produced, which means inflammation and pain are eased.
What is the recommended dose of Ibuprofen?
Since non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications may increase the risk of having a stroke or heart attack as well as a range of gastrointestinal and kidney problems, it is recommended to take the lowest effective dose for as short as possible to reach the treatment goals of a patient. The right dose of Ibuprofen should be tailored to each individual’s needs. Usually, it is taken 3-4 times per day for arthritis or every 4-6 hours for fever or pain.
What are the adverse reactions it might cause?
The list of side effects that can be caused by Ibuprofen includes:
- Heartburn, indigestion, abdominal distress;
- Diarrhea, feeling of being sick, vomiting, constipation;
- Headache, dizziness;
- Loss of appetite;
- Severe allergic reactions (facial swelling, rash, hives, asthma, reddening of the skin);
What are Ibuprofen contraindications?
It should not be administered to those who are known to be hypersensitive to Ibuprofen as well as to the patients who have experienced urticaria, asthma or any allergic reactions after using aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Ibuprofen should not be taken before and right after a coronary artery bypass graft operation.
Ibuprofen should be taken with extreme caution by those who have ulcers, bleeding problems, stomach problems, high blood pressure, kidney, liver or heart diseases.