Ibuprofen Tablets 400 mg provide relief of mild to moderate pain from headaches (including migraines), rheumatic and muscular pain, sprains and strains, dental pain, menstrual pain, backache, neuralgia, as well as fever and symptoms of the common cold and flu.
Ibuprofen 400mg Tablets are nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (an NSAID), which reduce inflammation and pain. Ibuprofen is a pain killer, a temperature reducer, and an anti-inflammatory.
Ibuprofen is sold under many different brand names. It is also commonly combined with decongestants in cold and flu remedies. Ibuprofen is also used in gels, sprays and mousses for topical application to reduce muscle aches and pains.
Ibuprofen alters the body’s response to pain, swelling and fever. It blocks the action of cyclooxygenase, a substance in the body involved in the production of various chemicals, including those produced in response to injury or disease and which cause pain, swelling and inflammation.
To summarise, ibuprofen reduces the swelling and inflammation caused by the body’s immune system and is an effective painkiller. Popular brands that use ibuprofen include Nurofen and Cuprofen.
Prolonged and frequent use of ibuprofen might affect fertility in women although this usually reverses once treatment with ibuprofen has been stopped.
Ibuprofen taken at the recommended dose does not effect a person’s ability to drive or operate heavy machinery. However, some patients may find that they feel dizzy after taking ibuprofen. If this occurs, you should not drive. Ibuprofen does not interact with alcohol, however heavy drinkers should avoid taking ibuprofen. Ibuprofen should be taken with or after food to reduce stomach irritation.
Other medications may also affect or be affected by ibuprofen. Always seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist before you use ibuprofen tablets with other medications.
Ibuprofen tablets can be taken with food and drink.
If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, breastfeeding, or are planning to have a baby, consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking ibuprofen.
Pregnant women should not use ibuprofen tablets during the last trimester of the pregnancy. For women who are planning a pregnancy or are pregnant, ibuprofen tablets should be avoided.
Treatment at any time during pregnancy should take place only under a doctor’s supervision.
Ibuprofen tablets pass into breast milk and are therefore not recommended during breastfeeding.
Ibuprofen tablets may affect fertility and their use is not recommended while attempting to conceive or during investigation of infertility.
Driving and using machines
Ibuprofen tablets may cause impaired reactions in some people. Side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue and visual disturbances are possible after taking NSAIDs. Patients who are affected should not drive or operate machinery.
You alone are responsible for deciding if you are condition to drive a motor vehicle or perform other tasks that demand increased concentration. Descriptions of ibuprofen’s effects can be found in other sections. Read all the information in this leaflet for guidance.
Contact your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you have any questions about ibuprofen.
Ibuprofen tablets contain lactose monohydrate
Therefore, if you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this product.
Take these tablets with or after food or with a glass of milk to reduce the chance of stomach-related side effects.