Ibuprofen Precautions and Warnings

Before starting a new medication, it's important to be aware of any drug warnings. For example, taking ibuprofen increases your risk of bleeding in the stomach or intestines. Other warnings and precautions with ibuprofen involve a risk of kidney or liver damage. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you become pregnant while taking ibuprofen.

An Introduction to Ibuprofen Precautions and Warnings

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking ibuprofen (sold under brand names such as Motrin®, Advil®, Genpril®, and Nuprin®) if you have:
 
Let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Drink alcohol frequently
  • Smoke
  • Are having or have recently had heart surgery.
     
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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