Allergy alert: Ibuprofen may cause a severe allergic reaction, especially in people allergic to aspirin. Symptoms may include:
Stomach bleeding warning: This product contains a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which may cause stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if you:
are age 60 or older
have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
take other drugs containing an NSAID (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others)
have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
take more of for a longer time than directed
Do not use:
if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer.
right before or after heart surgery
Ask a doctor before use if you have:
problems or serious side effects from taking pain relievers or fever reducers
stomach problems that last or come back, such as heartburn, upset stomach, or stomach pain
high blood pressure
heart or kidney disease
reached age 60 or older
taken a diuretic
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are:
taking aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke, because ibuprofen may decrease this benefit of aspirin
taking any other drug containing an NSAID (prescription or nonprescription)
taking a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
under a doctor's care for any serious condition
taking any other drug.
When using this product:
take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs
long term continuous use may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke
Stop use and ask a doctor if:
you feel faint, vomit blood, or have bloody or black stools. These are signs of stomach bleeding.
pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days
fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
stomach pain or upset gets worse or lasts
redness or swelling is present in the painful area
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. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
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