Ibuprofen Drug Information

Ibuprofen is a common medication used to treat a wide range of conditions associated with pain and inflammation. It comes in both prescription and nonprescription forms, and is sold under a number of brand names, including Motrin®, Advil®, Genpril®, and Nuprin®, as well as combination medicines such as Vicoprofen® (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) and Combunox® (oxycodone and ibuprofen).
As a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, ibuprofen works by inhibiting the action of certain chemicals, called prostaglandins, that cause pain and inflammation in the body. Because of these effects, this medication is used for pain and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis and other conditions, as well as pain related to inflammation or bone, muscle, or tendon injury.
Before taking ibuprofen, information you may want to discuss with your pharmacist or healthcare provider include other medical conditions you have and other drugs you are taking. This product is not right for everyone and could react negatively with other medications. Discussing these things with your healthcare provider helps ensure your safety during treatment.
(Click Ibuprofen for more information on this drug, including specific conditions it can treat, possible side effects to be aware of, what to do in cases of overdose, and more.)
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