Pronunciation: EYE bue proe fen
What is the most important information I should know about ibuprofen?
You should not receive this medicine just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).
Ibuprofen may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke. Get emergency medical help if you have chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, or problems with vision or balance.
Ibuprofen may also cause stomach or intestinal bleeding. Call your doctor at once if you have bloody or tarry stools, or if you cough up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
What is ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Ibuprofen injection is used to reduce fever and treat pain.
Ibuprofen may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term or have heart disease. You should not receive this medicine just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).
Ibuprofen may also cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal. These conditions can occur without warning while you are receiving ibuprofen injection.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), aspirin or other NSAIDs.
To make sure ibuprofen is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot;
- heart disease, high blood pressure;
- a history of stomach ulcer or bleeding;
- liver or kidney disease;
- a connective tissue disease such as Marfan syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis;
- a bleeding or blood clotting disorder; or
- asthma, or a history of severe allergic reaction to aspirin, especially aspirin triad syndrome.
FDA pregnancy category D. Using ibuprofen during the last 3 months of pregnancy may harm the unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while receiving ibuprofen.
It is not known whether ibuprofen injection passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
How is ibuprofen injection given?
This medicine is injected into a vein through an IV. A healthcare provider will give you this injection.
Drink plenty of liquids while you are receiving ibuprofen injection.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Because you will receive ibuprofen injection in a clinical setting, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid while receiving ibuprofen?
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any cold, allergy, or pain medication. Many medicines available over the counter contain aspirin or other medicines similar to ibuprofen. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of this type of medication. Check the label to see if a medicine contains naproxen, aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen.
What are the possible side effects of ibuprofen?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Tell your caregivers at once if you have:
- chest pain, shortness of breath, sudden numbness or weakness, severe headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
- bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
- swelling or rapid weight gain;
- little or no urinating;
- nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
- pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating;
- bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;
- severe headache, neck stiffness, chills, increased sensitivity to light, and/or seizure (convulsions); or
- severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Common side effects may include:
- nausea, vomiting, gas;
- headache; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect ibuprofen?
Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with ibuprofen injection, especially:
- an ACE inhibitor--benazepril, captopril, enalapril, fosinopril, lisinopril, moexipril, perindopril, quinapril, ramipril, or trandolapril;
- a blood thinner such as warfarin, Coumadin; or
- a diuretic or "water pill."
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with ibuprofen injection, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about ibuprofen.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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- What is the most important information I should know about ibuprofen?
- What is ibuprofen?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ibuprofen?
- How is ibuprofen injection given?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while receiving ibuprofen?
- What are the possible side effects of ibuprofen?
- What other drugs will affect ibuprofen?
- Where can I get more information?