Saturday, March 6, 2010

Ibuprofen Side Effects

We believe you should be fully informed before taking any drug. That includes the side effects that others don't talk about.

What is Ibuprofen Side Effects?
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat mild to moderate pain, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Ibuprofen was first approved by the FDA sometime before 1984 but the FDA cannot verify the dates of drugs approved before 1984.
Ibuprofen Warnings
Please read all warnings before you use Ibuprofen.

The risk of serious and sometimes fatal heart problems, heart attack and stroke may be increased with the use of Ibuprofen. This risk may be increased the longer you use Ibuprofen. Risk may also be higher in patients who have heart problems or who are at risk for heart problems.

Ibuprofen should not be used to treat pain before or after coronary artery heart bypass (CABG) surgery.

The risk of serious and sometimes fatal stomach and bowel problems, including bleeding, ulcers, and holes in the stomach and bowel, is increased while using Ibuprofen. These problems may occur at any time during therapy, with or without symptoms.

Caution is advised when using Ibuprofen in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of Ibuprofen, especially the risk of stomach or bowel effects (such as bleeding or ulcers), or kidney effects. Elderly patients are at higher risk for serious stomach problems.

For Women: The use of Ibuprofen during pregnancy has resulted in fetal and newborn death. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor immediately. Ibuprofen is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while on Ibuprofen, check with your doctor to discuss the risks to your baby, and for weight loss.

Inform your doctor about all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking

Do not take Ibuprofen if you are also taking heparins or tacrolimus.

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