The name of your medicine is Ibuprofen tablets. The active ingredient in your medicine is ibuprofen. Ibuprofen belongs to a group of medicines called Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). Ibuprofen works by reducing inflammation and relieving pain including period pain, nerve related pain (neuralgia), dental pain, headaches and migraine, backache, swelling and stiffness in the joints and muscles (rheumatic and muscular pain), arthritis, fever and cold and flu symptoms.
Do not take Ibuprofen tablets if you are allergic (hypersensitive), or have had an allergic reaction to, ibuprofen, any other NSAID, aspirin, or to any of the other ingredients in this medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include swollen eyelids, lips, tongue, or throat. Have ever had a worsening of symptoms of asthma (breathing difficulty), hayfever (runny, itchy and inflamed nose with sneezing), urticaria (an itchy rash), or angioedema (swelling under the skin) when taking ibuprofen, aspirin or similar painkillers. If you currently have or have had a stomach ulcer or bleeding in the stomach on two previous occasions • have ever had perforation or bleeding of the gut when taking any NSAID. If you suffer from severe liver, kidney or heart problems. Also if you are in the last 3 months of pregnancy, have abnormal bleeding or problems with abnormal bruising.
The usual dose is 400mg (1 tablet) to be taken with a drink of water, preferably with or after food, up to three times a day as required. The dose should not be repeated more frequently than every 4 hours. Do not take more than 1200mg (3 tablets) in 24 hours. Taking this medicine with or after food or milk may only partially reduce stomach side effects.
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