|US Brand Name||Motrin|
IBUGESIC is an
anti-inflammatory drug that is used to lower down pain and swelling in various
joints and body parts. This medicine might be used to treat conditions like mild
body ache and fever too.
How it works?
IBUGESIC works by
bringing down the number of pain and swelling causing hormones in the body,
thus providing in patient with relief.
Important information about Medicine
Ibuprofen is used to
bring in relief from pain and swelling in various parts of the body. It might
be used in conjunction with other medicines to treat conditions such as
headache, dental pain, menstrual cramps, injuries and arthritis.
is of 200 to 600 mg daily, however the doctor would decide on looking at the
overall condition of the patient. The patients should not exceed the dosage
beyond 1.2gm daily as this could lead to severe side effects.
available in two strengths 200mg and 400mg
What if you miss a dose?
Patients can take
the missed dose as and when they remember, just make sure that the time to next
dose is not close.
What if you overdose?
Follow the dosage
instructions provided by the doctor carefully and do not alter the dose in any
case. If you take multiple doses by mistake get in touch with the local poison
center or seek help from a medical emergency center immediately.
Things to be taken care of
IBUGESIC falls in
pregnancy category D, thus it should not be taken by the ladies who are
pregnant, breast feeding or even the ones who are trying to conceive. Patients
suffering from blood related disorders should refrain from using IBUGESIC.
Patients with a medical history of stroke, bleeding problems, asthma or any
kind of allergy need to notify doctor about the same before taking this
medicine. Intake of this medicine might cause sleepiness, so avoid taking it
during the wee hours, take it preferably before going to bed.
Some minor to major
side effects that have been reported by some patients after taking in IBUGESIC
• Epigastric pain
• Fullness of gi tract
• Abdominal cramps
• Blood in stools
• Abdominal distress
• Skin rash and itching
• Decreased appetite
• Fluid retention
• Ringing in the ear
In case any of these signs and symptoms is noticed immediate medical attention needs to be obtained.
Interaction with other drugs
There are several
drugs which might interact with IBUGESIC, these include:
• Aspirin or other NSAIDs
Do not start or stop any new medicine without consulting your doctor while taking IBUGESIC. Do not take any herbal product or vitamin supplement as this could interfere in the absorption of this drug.