What is Ibuprofen? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects

What is Ibuprofen? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects


Ibuprofen belongs to the NSAIDs class of medications. It works by preventing the body from producing a substance that causes inflammation, pain, and fever.
Ibuprofen is utilized in grown-ups and kids who are somewhere around a half year old.


Osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints) and rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints) are both treated with prescription ibuprofen. Additionally, it is used to alleviate mild to moderate pain, such as menstrual pain (pain that occurs prior to or during menstruation). Ibuprofen, which can be purchased without a prescription, is used to ease headaches, muscle aches, arthritis, menstrual cramps, the common cold, toothaches, and backaches as well as to reduce fever.


Ibuprofen, which is prescribed, can be taken orally as a tablet. For arthritis, it is typically taken three to four times per day, or as needed for pain, every four to six hours. Ibuprofen without a prescription comes in tablet, chewable tablet, suspension (liquid), and drops forms. Nonprescription ibuprofen can usually be taken as needed for pain or fever by adults and children over the age of 12. Nonprescription ibuprofen can be given to children and infants as needed for fever or pain, but no more than four doses in a 24-hour period should be given. In order to prevent upset stomach, you can take ibuprofen with food or milk. Ibuprofen should be taken at the same time(s) each day if you take it regularly. Carefully follow the instructions on the package or prescription label, and if you have any questions, ask your pharmacist or doctor.

Side effects:
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • gas or bloating
  • dizziness
  • nervousness
  • ringing in the ears

Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.

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