Buy Ibuprofen for travel
Ibuprofen is included in our travel pack to be used for the short-term symptomatic treatment of mild to moderate pain such as headache, dental pain, period pain and fever. It is an analgesic against pain and has antipyretic properties to reduce fever.
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Ibuprofen belongs to a group of medicines called NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) which are used to reduce mild to moderate pain and fever.
Do not take Ibuprofen:
You must tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take other medicines, in particular (but not limited to):
All medication can cause side effects. We have only listed a few to be aware of. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire, it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.
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Do not take medicines after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.
Ibuprofen 200mg Patient Information Leaflet
British National Formulary: ibuprofen
Are Ibuprofen and naproxen the same?
Both Ibuprofen and naproxen belong to a group of medicines known as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), but they are different drugs. Both work by reducing the amount of chemicals in the body that are responsible for pain, inflammation, and fever (prostaglandins). Whilst Ibuprofen is available without a prescription, naproxen is usually only available without prescription from a pharmacist to treat period pain.
Will Ibuprofen reduce a fever?
Although primarily a pain killer (analgesic), Ibuprofen can be used to reduce a fever or high temperature. It is an antipyretic, which means that it will reduce fever.
Can Ibuprofen cause bleeding?
NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen can cause bleeding, ulcers or holes in the stomach and intestine for some people. This is usually more of a risk in elderly patients or if you have been taking Ibuprofen or other NSAIDs for a while. Previous episodes of ulcers, bleeding in the stomach or small intestine or gastrointestinal perforation are also a known risk factor. Even if you have not previously suffered from these problems, it is always advised to take NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen for the shortest duration and at the lowest necessary dose.
Will Ibuprofen get rid of a headache?
Ibuprofen will bring relief to many people suffering from headaches such as migraine headaches. It will usually be effective 2 hours after you take it, although for some people it will work sooner. As with all NSAIDs, it is important to take Ibuprofen at the lowest dose and for the shortest time possible to bring symptom relief. Always seek medical attention if Ibuprofen is not providing relief to your pain.
Last reviewed & updated 01/10/2023 Authored 07/03/2011
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