Medications


Ibuprofen injection

What is this medicine?

IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for pain and fever. It can be used with strong pain medicines for severe pain.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 months for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • severe stomach pain

  • signs and symptoms of bleeding such as bloody or black, tarry stools; red or dark-brown urine; spitting up blood or brown material that looks like coffee grounds; red spots on the skin; unusual bruising or bleeding from the eye, gums, or nose

  • signs and symptoms of a blood clot such as changes in vision; chest pain; severe, sudden headache; trouble speaking; sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg

  • unusual weight gain or swelling

  • unusually weak or tired

  • yellowing of eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • bruising

  • diarrhea

  • dizziness, drowsiness

  • headache

  • nausea, vomiting

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • cidofovir

  • ketorolac

  • methotrexate

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol

  • aspirin

  • diuretics

  • lithium

  • other drugs for inflammation like prednisone

  • pemetrexed

  • warfarin

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • asthma

  • cigarette smoker

  • drink more than 3 alcohol containing drinks a day

  • heart disease or circulation problems such as heart failure or leg edema (fluid retention)

  • heart surgery planned or within the last month

  • high blood pressure

  • kidney disease

  • liver disease

  • stomach bleeding or ulcers

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to ibuprofen, aspirin, other NSAIDS, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2017 Elsevier
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