ibuprofen

Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen

Active ingredient (in each brown caplet): Ibuprofen USP, 200 mg (NSAID)*

*Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

Purpose: Pain reliever/fever reducer

Uses: Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:

  • Backache
  • muscular aches
  • toothache
  • menstrual cramps
  • headache
  • the common cold
  • minor pain of arthritis
  • temporarily reduces fever

Warnings

Allergy alert: Ibuprofen may cause a severe allergic reaction, especially in people allergic to aspirin. Symptoms may include:

  • shock
  • facial swelling
  • blisters
  • rash
  • hives
  • skin reddening
  • asthma (wheezing)

If an allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

Stomach bleeding warning: This product contains an NSAID, which may cause severe stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if you

  • take more or for a longer time than directed
  • take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
  • take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs [aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others]
  • are age 60 or older
  • have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
  • have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product

Heart attack and stroke warning: NSAIDs, except aspirin, increase the risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. These can be fatal. The risk is higher if you use more than directed or for longer than directed.

Do not use

  • right before or after heart surgery
  • if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer

Ask a doctor before use if

  • stomach bleeding warning applies to you
  • you have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn
  • you are taking a diuretic
  • you have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, kidney disease, asthma, or had a stroke
  • you have problems or serious side effects from taking pain relievers or fever reducers

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

  • under a doctor’s care for any serious condition
  • taking aspirin for heart attack or stroke, because ibuprofen may decrease this benefit of aspirin
  • taking any other drug

When using this product, take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs

Stop use and ask a doctor if you experience any of the following signs of stomach bleeding:

  • feel faint
  • vomit blood
  • have bloody or black stools
  • have stomach pain that does not get better

you have symptoms of heart problems or stroke:

  • chest pain
  • slurred speech
  • leg swelling
  • trouble breathing
  • weakness in one part or side of body

pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days

fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days

redness or swelling is present in the painful area

any new symptoms appear

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use ibuprofen during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.

Keep out of reach of children.

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) right away.

Directions

  • do not take more than directed
  • the smallest effective dose should be used
  • adults and children 12 years and over: take 1 caplet every 4 to 6 hours while symptoms persist
  • if pain or fever does not respond to 1 caplet, 2 caplets may be used
  • do not exceed 6 caplets in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor
  • children under 12 years: ask a doctor

Other information

  • store between 20°-25°C (68°-77°F)
  • avoid excessive heat 40°C (104°F)
  • see end flap for expiration date and lot number

Inactive ingredients

Carnauba wax, colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, hypromellose, lactose anhydrous, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polydextrose, polyethylene glycol, red iron oxide, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid, titanium dioxide

Questions or comments?

Call 1-800-426-9391

8:30 AM-4:00 PM ET, Monday-Friday

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