Ibuprofen


Active ingredient (in each tablet or capsule)
Ibuprofen 200 mg (NSAID)*

*nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

Purpose
Pain reliever/fever

Uses
temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:

* headache
* minor pain of arthritis
* the common cold
* muscular aches

* temporarily reduces fever
* backache
* toothache
* menstrual cramps

Warnings
Allergy alert: Ibuprofen may cause a severe allergic reaction, especially in people allergic to aspirin. Symptoms may include:

* hives
* facial swelling
* asthma (wheezing)

* shock
* skin reddening
* rash
* blister

If an allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.
Stomach bleeding warning: This product contains a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which may cause stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if you:

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are age 60 or older
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have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
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take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
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take other drugs containing an NSAID [aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others]
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have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
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take more or for a longer time than directed

Do not use

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if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer
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right before or after heart surgery

Ask a doctor before use if you have

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problems or serious side effects from taking pain relievers or fever reducers
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stomach problems that last or come back, such as heartburn, upset stomach, or stomach pain
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ulcers
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bleeding problems
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high blood pressure
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heart or kidney disease
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taken a diuretic
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reached age 60 or older

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

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taking any other drug containing an NSAID (prescription or nonprescription)
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taking a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
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under a doctorâEUR(TM)s care for any serious condition
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taking any other drug

When using this product

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take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs
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long term continuous use may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke

Stop use and ask a doctor if

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you feel faint, vomit blood, or have bloody or black stools. These are signs of stomach bleeding.
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pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days
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fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
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stomach pain or upset gets worse or lasts
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redness or swelling is present in the painful area
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any new symptoms appear

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use ibuprofen during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Directions

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do not take more than directed
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the smallest effective dose should be used
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do not take longer than 10 days, unless directed by a doctor (see Warnings)
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Refer to the product container for additional directions


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