Ibuprofen

generic for Ibu

Ibuprofen Warnings

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (including ibuprofen) may rarely increase the risk for a heart attack or stroke. This effect can happen at any time while taking this drug but is more likely if you take it for a long time. The risk may be greater in older adults or if you have heart disease or increased risk for heart disease (for example, due to smoking, family history of heart disease, or conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes). Do not take this drug right before or after heart bypass surgery (CABG).

This drug may rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) bleeding from the stomach or intestines. This effect can occur without warning at any time while taking this drug. Older adults may be at higher risk for this effect.

Stop taking ibuprofen and get medical help right away if you notice any of these rare but serious side effects: black/tarry stools, persistent stomach/abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, chest/jaw/left arm pain, shortness of breath, unusual sweating, confusion, weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, sudden vision changes.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the benefits and risks of taking this drug.
  • If you are pregnant or of childbearing age, discuss the risks/benefits of this medication with your doctor and pharmacist.
  • Shake well before using.
  • Take with food.
  • Do not take aspirin products without doctor approval. Continue taking low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack/stroke unless doctor tells you to stop.
  • If you drink alcohol, discuss the safe use of alcohol while using this medication with your healthcare professional.
  • May cause drowsiness and dizziness. Alcohol and marijuana may intensify this effect. Use care when operating a vehicle, vessel (e.g., boat), or machinery.
  • Avoid prolonged or excessive exposure to direct and/or artificial sunlight while using this medication.
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  • Read the boxed warning information for this medication.

Lactation Warnings

  • LOW LEVELS IN BREAST MILK, WITH NO KNOWN RESULTING ADVERSE EFFECT ON INFANT

Pregnancy Warnings

  • Insufficient human data available. NSAID use during the third trimester increases the risk of premature closure of the fetal ductus arteriosus. Avoid use of NSAIDs in pregnant women starting 30 weeks gestation. Animal data suggest developmental toxicity at doses1 times the maximum recommended human dose.