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Ibuprofen Solution for injection
Generic Name: ibuprofen
What is this medicine?IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for pain and fever. It can be used with strong pain medicines for severe pain.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- cigarette smoker
- drink more than 3 alcohol containing drinks a day
- heart disease or circulation problems such as heart failure or leg edema (fluid retention)
- heart surgery planned or within the last month
- high blood pressure
- kidney disease
- liver disease
- stomach bleeding or ulcers
- an unusual or allergic reaction to ibuprofen, aspirin, other NSAIDS, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
What if I miss a dose?This does not apply.
What may interact with this medicine?Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
- other drugs for inflammation like prednisone
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- black or bloody stools, blood in the urine or vomit
- pinpoint red spots on skin
- redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
- severe stomach pain
- severe sore throat or sore throat with high fever, nausea, vomiting
- swelling of feet or ankles
- unusually weak or tired
- yellowing of eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- dizziness, drowsiness
- itching or rash
- nausea, vomiting