Uses and Side Effects
Ibuprofen is used to relief the symptoms of a wide range of illnesses such as headaches, backache, period pain, dental pain, neuralgia, rheumatic pain, muscular pain, migraine, cold and flu symptoms and arthritis.
Recently evidence has emerged suggesting that ibuprofen is effective in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (move mouse over picture):-
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Ibuprofen is regarded as the first choice drug in its class due to the low number of side effects and complications associated with it.
The most frequent type of adverse reaction occurring with ibuprofen is gastrointestinal. In clinical trials, the percentage of patients reporting one or more gastrointestinal complaints ranged from 4% to 16%.
In studies when ibuprofen was compared to aspirin and indomethacin in equally effective doses, the overall incidence of gastrointestinal complaints was about half that seen in either the aspirin or indomethacin treated patients.
|Common Side Effects||stomach upset or irritation|
|Infrequent Side Effects||nausea and/or vomiting, constipation, diarrhea|
|Rare Side Effects||skin irritations, drowsiness, gastrointestinal bleeding|
|Risks||liver toxicity, stomach ulcers, allergic reactions|
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