UsageIbuprofen is a medication which is used in treatment of pain or fever caused by injuries, toothaches, headaches or arthritis. It is also used to reduce the pain in the back and to ease the symptoms of menstrual cramps. Ibuprofen affects hormones so they can relieve the pain and inflammations. It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Seek advice from your doctor before you decide to take Ibuprofen because it may be harmful if you suffer from certain conditions. These conditions includes heart problems, asthma, nose polyps, lupus, bleedings, stomach ulcer, liver disease, and problems with kidneys. Ibuprofen is also not recommended for smokers. Notify your doctor id you are pregnant or you are breastfeeding. Also be careful if you combine Ibuprofen with some other medications. Avoid alcoholic drinks if you are taking Ibuprofen because it can enhance the risk of bleedings in the stomach.
Overdose and Allergic ReactionsThe signs of overdose with Ibuprofen may include breathing difficulties, sickness, vomiting, pain in the stomach, faintness, sleepiness, and blood in the stool and in the cough up. Allergic reactions to Ibuprofen are similar to those of any medication. These reactions include skin rash, irritation, itchiness, breathing difficulties, tension in the chest, and swelling of the tongue, lips or face.
Side EffectsEvery medication has a number of side effect, and so does Ibuprofen. Some of the side effects are not considered to be dangerous, such as mild headache, pain in the stomach, gases, mild skin rash followed by itching, anxiety, dizziness, vision impairment, constipation, diarrhea and ringing sound in the ears. Talk to your doctor of pharmacist if you experience any unusual effects. Serious side effects of Ibuprofen includes pain in the chest, fatigue, faintness, breathing difficulties, vision, hearing and balance impairment, blood in the stool and cough up, vomiting a lot, nausea, urination problems, pain in the stomach, appetite loss, weight changes, heartburn, fever, chills, severe headache, sore throat, skin disorders such as redness of the skin, blistering or swelling of the skin, weakness or pain in the muscles, bruising, sensitivity to light, neck stiffness, seizures and jaundice. In some cases you may experience mood or behavior changes, anxiety and depression. In these cases stop taking Ibuprofen and seek medical help.
Classification of Side EffectsAccording to the parts of the body which can be affected by Ibuprofen, side effect can be classified as gastrointestinal, hepatic, metabolic, cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, hematologic, dermatologic, ocular, psychiatric side effects and side effect which includes nervous system.