Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Ibuprofen helps relieve pain and inflammation. It is used to provide relief in ankylosing spondylitis (inflammation in joints of your spine), rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation in joints of fingers, wrist, feet, ankles) and osteoarthritis (damage of joints' surfaces).

This medicine may also be used to treat pain associated with menstrual period, migraine, dental work and surgery.

Ibuprofen may be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Ibuprofen exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more than instructed by your doctor.

Take Ibuprofen together with food or immediately after a meal. This medicine may also be taken with milk to reduce stomach upset.
What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not take this medicine if you have a history of allergic reactions (swollen eyes or mouth, difficulty breathing, rashes) to similar painkillers such as aspirin, mefenamic acid, indomethacin, ketoprofen, meloxicam, naproxen or piroxicam.

This medicine should not be used to treat pain before and after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (procedure to improve and restore the blood flow in the heart).
What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- high blood pressure
- heart disease
- liver disease
- kidney disease
- asthma
- stomach problems e.g. heartburn, inflammation of the bowels, stomach ulcers or bleeding

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What side effects could I experience?
Ibuprofen may cause dizziness and blurred vision. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects may include any of the following: headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain, ringing or buzzing sound in the ears, nervousness, rashes, itching of the skin, swelling of the ankles, feet or hand.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:

- chest pain
- breathlessness
- pass out blood or black, tarry stools or vomit coffee-ground-like vomitus

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I take this with other medicines?
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:

- medicines for blood thinning e.g. aspirin, warfarin
- medicines for high blood pressure e.g. captopril, enalapril
- diuretics or water pills e.g. furosemide
- medicines for mood disorder e.g. lithium
- other medicines such as ciclosporin, methotrexate

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Ibuprofen.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on ibuprofen-oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2022 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com
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