Brufen (Ibuprofen) is an oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed for the treatment of a wide variety of conditions including fever, sore muscles, or pain. It operates by preventing the action of enzymes in the body released in response to injury that cause redness, swelling, and pain. This makes it useful for treating conditions such as pulled muscles, minor injuries, or mild flu symptoms. Your doctor may also recommend the use of this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
Brufen should be used according to your doctor`s directions and those included with the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered three to four times each day depending on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water. If you experience nausea, you may be recommended to take Brufen with a meal or an antacid. Avoid changing the form of the medicine by chewing, splitting, or crushing the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about Brufen to ensure the correct usage.
Side effects associated with the use of Brufen include: headaches, dizziness, gassiness or bloating, mild heartburn or nausea, upset stomach, diarrhoea, or constipation, mild skin rash or irritation, anxiety or nervousness, blurry vision, tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
Stop using Brufen and contact your doctor immediately if any serious side effects occur including faintness, fever, flu symptoms, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, trouble breathing, sensitive skin, easier bruising, vision problems, severe muscle pain, urinary retention, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or seizures. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Brufen should not be administered to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to NSAID medications, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, who are taking other NSAID medications, or who have an active peptic ulcer, a history of peptic ulcers, severe heart failure, severe kidney failure, or severe liver failure. You are also suggested to disclose if you have inflammatory bowel disease, a history of digestive disorders, a history of asthma, a history of allergies, hypertension, heart failure, systemic lupus, kidney disease, or liver disease. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring alterations to your treatment.
Strictly use Brufen as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Brufen may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.