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Generic name: ibuprofen (pronounced EYE bue PROE-fen)

Brand names include Advil Migraine and Children’s Advil. Children’s Ibuprofen Berry is also available. Children’s Motrin.
Drug Class: Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

In the U.SIBU has been discontinued.There may be equivalent products if generic versions have been approved by the FDA.

What is Ibu?

Ibu is an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug).Ibu can be used to treat minor injuries and reduce fevers caused by a variety of conditions, including headaches, toothaches, back pain, arthritis, and menstrual cramps. Ibu can be used by adults and children older than 6 months.Ibu can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Ibu

If you experience symptoms of an allergic response (hives or difficulty breathing, swelling on your face or in your throat) or a severe reaction to the skin (fever or burning eyes, sore neck, skin pain or redness, rash blistering or peeling, or a skin reaction), seek emergency medical attention.

If any of these symptoms arise, seek immediate medical assistance immediately.

Ibu can cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Changes in your vision
  • Shortness of breath even with mild exertion
  • Swelling or rapid weight gain
  • A skin rash is a rash on the skin, regardless of how mild it may be.
  • Signs of stomach bleeding include bloody or tarry stool, vomiting that looks like coffee, or coughing up blood.
  • Liver problems: nausea; itching; fatigue; loss of appetite; and dark urine.
  • Low red blood cells (anemia). Pale skin, feeling of being light-headed, shortness of breath, rapid pulse rate, difficulty concentrating
  • Kidney problems include: little or no urination; painful or difficult urination; swelling of the feet or ankles; feeling tired or breathless.

Ibu can cause the following side effects:

  • Nausea, vomiting, gas;
  • Blood;
  • Dizziness, headache.

There may be other side effects.For medical advice regarding any potential side effects, always seek medical advice from your healthcare provider first. You may also contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 in order to report these events.

Similar/related drugs

Simponi, Olumiant, Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Prednisone, Tramadol, and Duloxetine


Ibu increases your risk of a fatal stroke or heart attack. Ibu should not be used before or after a heart bypass operation. This medication can also cause fatal stomach or intestinal bleeding.

Before you take this drug

Ibu may increase your risk of a fatal heart attack or stroke even if there are no risk factors. This medicine should not be used before or after heart bypass (coronary arterial bypass graft, or CABG).Ibu can also cause fatal stomach or intestinal bleeding. You may not be aware of these conditions if you use this medication, particularly if you are older.

Ibu should not be used if you're allergic to it or have had a severe allergic reaction or asthma after taking aspirin.

If you have had any of the following:

  • Heart condition, high blood tension, high cholesterol, diabetes, or if you are a smoker;
  • A heart attack, stroke, or blood clot
  • Stomach ulcers or bleeding
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Asthma
  • If you are taking aspirin for heart attacks or stroke prevention,

Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you're pregnant or nursing.

Do not take Ibu if you are pregnant unless you have been told to by your doctor. Nsaids can cause kidney or heart problems for the unborn child and other complications during pregnancy.Do not give Ibu without the doctor's advice to children younger than six months.

How to take Ibu?

Follow the directions on the label or those prescribed by your physician. Use the lowest effective dose to treat your condition.Overdosing on Ibu can cause damage to your stomach and intestines. The maximum amount for adults of ibuprofen is 800 milligrammes in each dose, or 3200 mg per day.

The dose of ibuprofen for children is determined by their age and weight. Follow the instructions on the label of the child's Ibu carefully for your child's age and weight. If you have any questions, ask a pharmacist or doctor.

Ibu can be taken with milk or food to reduce stomach upset.Before measuring a dose, shake the orally suspended liquid. Use the provided dosing device or a dose-measuring tool (not a spoon).The chewable tablet must be chewed before it can be swallowed.Store away from moisture or heat at room temperature. Don't allow liquid medicines to freeze.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Ibu can be taken as needed, and there is no set schedule. If it is almost time to take your next dose, skip the missed dose. Never take two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 or seek emergency medical care. Overdose symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain.

What should be avoided?

They may contain ingredients similar to Ibu (such as aspirin, this medicine. These medicines may contain similar ingredients to Ibu, such as aspirin or this medicine.Aspirin should only be taken if your doctor recommends it.

Ibu may reduce the effectiveness of aspirin in protecting your blood vessels and heart if you are also taking it to prevent strokes or heart attacks. Take this medication at least eight hours before (or 30 minutes after) you take non-enteric coated aspirin.Avoid alcohol. Alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding.

Interaction with other drug

Before using Ibu, ask your doctor if you are taking an antidepressant. Certain antidepressants may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.

Before using Ibu in conjunction with other medications, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Cyclosporine;
  • Lithium;
  • Methotrexate;
  • A blood thinner (Warfarin Coumadin Jantoven);
  • Heart or blood pressure medications, including diuretics or "water pills";
  • Steroid medicine (such as prednisone).

This list is incomplete. Ibu may be affected by other drugs, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines and vitamin and herb products. This list does not include all possible drug interactions.