Taking Ibuprofen Safely

Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with ibuprofen. Yet not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. When people do develop side effects, in many cases they are minor, meaning that they require no treatment or are easily treated by the patient or healthcare provider.
The most common side effects of this medication include:
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Heartburn
  • Dizziness
  • Unexplained rash.
Less common but serious side effects include:
These possible side effects are associated with NSAIDs in general and can lead to life-threatening complications or even loss of life.
(Click Ibuprofen Side Effects to learn about specific side effects of this medication, including possible serious side effects that may occur.)

Drug Interactions

Ibuprofen can potentially interact with a number of medicines.
(Click Ibuprofen Drug Interactions to learn more about these possible interactions.)
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