A detailed glance at Ibuprofen 800 medicine

A detailed glance at Ibuprofen 800 medicine

Ibuprofen 800 is a NSAID i.e. non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It is widely used medication to relieve pain, fever, and inflammation. People having heart troubles, stroke, or peptic ulcers should not use it without doctor’s advice. It should not be used by women in the last 3 months of pregnancy. It is a non-addictive choice to opioid painkillers.

What Ibuprofen 800 is used for?

• Ibuprofen 800's effects of painkiller begin immediately after taking a dose. The anti-inflammatory effects of medicine can take longer, sometimes more than a few weeks.

• Ibuprofen 800 is included by the World Health Organization (WHO) in a list of basic healthcare system as the name of Essential Drugs List.

• Ibuprofen 800 is an NSAID, a medicine with analgesic, fever-reducing and anti-inflammatory effects in higher doses.

• Ibuprofen 800, naproxen and aspirin are all popular NSAIDs, because they are available over-the-counter from pharmacies.

• It is not a steroid as steroids have similar effects, but the long-term use of steroids can lead to severe ill effects. Most of the NSAIDs are non-narcotic, thus they do not lead to stupor or insensibility.

• Prostaglandins cause pain, swelling, or inflammation. They can also cause fever.

• Ibuprofen 800 blocks the production of prostaglandins that are released in response to illness and injury.

Side effects of Ibuprofen 800

Ibuprofen 800 is not appropriate for people who:

• Having severe heart failure

• Sensitive to aspirin or other NSAID

• Have a peptic ulcer problem

In 2015, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emphasized their warning about the risk of heart attack or stroke on taking higher doses of Ibuprofen 800.

It should be used with caution if a person has, or has had:

• Stroke

• Mild heart failure

• Kidney problems

• Hypertension, or high blood pressure

• Liver problems

• Any experience of stomach bleeding

• Asthma

• Angina, heart attacks

• Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery

• Narrowing of the arteries, or peripheral arterial disease

Patients need to check with a doctor or qualified pharmacist, if they are not sure.

Allergic reactions

It is not recommended for those having asthma, as asthmatic reaction could be provoked.

The FDA warns that people may be allergic to the components of Ibuprofen 800.

Allergic symptoms may include the following:

• Facial swelling

• Hives, blistering, red skin, or a rash

• Asthma and wheezing

Anyone experiencing these symptoms should stop using the drug.

The most common side effects of Ibuprofen 800 include:

• Nausea

• Pain in the stomach or intestines

• Diarrhea

• Vomiting

• Dyspepsia, involving abdominal pain, bloating, and indigestion

Also less common but possible side effects are:

• Dizziness

• Bloating

• Hypertension, or high blood pressure

• Stomach inflammation

• Worsening asthma symptoms

• Ulcers in the digestive system

• Edema, or fluid retention

Anyone who feels dizziness after taking it should not drive or operate machinery. In a very rare case, a person may have bleeding in the stomach, signs of which can be malaena, or black stools or vomiting with blood or hematemesis.

Long-term use can lead to reduced fertility in women, so after finishing the treatment stop the dosage immediately.

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