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Things to know about Ibuprofen By Brent Foust

  in Wellness, Fitness and Diet | Published 2019-07-30 11:37:11 | 21 Reads | Unrated


A person cannot tolerate pain for a long period. Medicines such as Ibuprofen, which belong to a class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are useful for treating pain associated with a variety of conditions. This medication works by blocking the synthesis of substances that produce inflammation

. Drugs belonging to a pharmacological class called Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID’s) are widely prescribed for treating pain associated with various diseases or disorders.

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Ibuprofen is a strong non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine. It helps to relieve pain associated with several health conditions such as menstruation, dental procedure or arthritis. It is available under various brands such as Brufen, Genpril, Advil Midol, Calprofen Nuprin, and Motrin, etc.

It has both temperature reducing and anti-inflammatory properties.

What effect does it have on the body?

Ibuprofen is a drug that inhibits the synthesis of substances that produce inflammation. This anti-inflammatory property helps to reduce pain or swellin

g associated with disease or disorder. The effect of this medication can be seen within 30 to 60 minutes, while its action persists for the duration of four to six hours.

How to use this medicine?

Always read all the instructions carefully before consuming any medication. This medication is to be consumed orally with a glass of water. For avoid gastric irritation, it is better to take this medication on after having food.

This medicine can be repeated every four to six hours unless your doctor recommends otherwise.

Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after consuming this medication. If you are suffering from any stomach issues while taking this medication, consume this medication with food, milk or antacid.

The dose of ibuprofen can vary depending on the health of an individual and the severity of the condition. This medication increases the risk of bleeding in the stomach. So, use this medication at the lowest effective dose and for the shortest duration.

What safety measures do you need to take while taking this medication?

Do not take this medication if you are allergic to it. Ibuprofen is contraindicated in persons suffering from asthma, bleeding or clotting problems, hypertension, blood disorders such as anemia, stroke, etc.

Abstain from alcohol or do not consume tobacco while taking this medication. Alcohol increases the risk of bleeding in the stomach. Pregnant ladies or breastfeeding mothers should not consume this medication unless essential. They should consult a doctor before taking the medication.

Are there any side effects of taking this medicine?

The side effects observed after taking Ibuprofen 800mg include headache, drowsiness, stomach upset and depression. These side effects are only observed if this medication is taken for a long period and in higher doses.

The above-mentioned things will help an individual to use the medication more effectively.


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