Ibuprofen Oral

Available in many forms, ibuprofen is an oral medication used to treat pain, inflammation, and stiffness caused by conditions, such as:
 
It is marketed under brand names such as Motrin®, Advil®, Genpril®, and Nuprin®. Ibuprofen is also sometimes used by itself or in combination with other medications in several common cold, flu, migraine, and sinus products.
 
This medication comes in prescription and nonprescription strengths, and is available in the form of oral tablets, caplets, capsules, and a liquid solution. The ibuprofen dosage that is right for you will vary, depending on a number of factors, including the medical condition being treated and other medical conditions you may have.

 

When using over-the-counter (OTC) ibuprofen products, follow the instructions on the label. Do not exceed the recommended doses, and do not take the medication for more than 10 days for pain relief or 3 days for fever unless your healthcare provider recommends doing so.
 
(To learn more, click Ibuprofen. This article offers details on who can take ibuprofen, what to do in cases of overdose, how it works, and more.)
 
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