Ibuprofen Sodium Ibuprofen

Get an overview of IBUPROFEN SODIUM (ibuprofen tablet, film coated), including its generic name, formulation (i.e. pill, oral solution, injection, inhaled medicine) and why it’s used. The medication in Ibuprofen Sodium can be sold under different names.

Refer to the “Also Known As” section to reference different products that include the same medication as Ibuprofen Sodium.

Drug Basics

Brand Name: Ibuprofen Sodium

Generic Name: IBUPROFEN

Drug Type: HUMAN OTC DRUG

Route: ORAL

Dosage Form: TABLET, FILM COATED

Data Current As Of: 2019-12-09

active ingredient (in each tablet)

Ibuprofen 200 mg (provided as ibuprofen sodium 256 mg) (NSAID)*

*nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

purpose

Pain reliever/Fever reducer

uses

  • temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:
  • headache
  • toothache
  • backache
  • menstrual cramps
  • the common cold
  • muscular aches
  • minor pain of arthritis
  • temporarily reduces fever

warnings

Allergy alert: Ibuprofen may cause a severe allergic reaction, especially in people allergic to aspirin.

Symptoms may include:

  • hives
  • facial swelling
  • asthma (wheezing)
  • shock
  • skin reddening
  • rash
  • blisters

If an allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

Stomach bleeding warning: This product contains an NSAID, which may cause severe stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if you:

  • are age 60 or older
  • have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
  • take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
  • take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs [aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others]
  • have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
  • take more or for a longer time than directed

Heart attack and stroke warning: NSAIDs, except aspirin, increase the risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. These can be fatal. The risk is higher if you use more than directed or for longer than directed.

do not use

  • if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer
  • right before or after heart surgery

ask a doctor before use if

  • stomach bleeding warning applies to you
  • you have problems or serious side effects from taking pain relievers or fever reducers
  • you have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn
  • you have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, kidney disease, asthma or had a stroke
  • you are taking a diuretic

ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

  • under a doctor’s care for any serious condition
  • taking aspirin for heart attack or stroke, because ibuprofen may decrease this benefit of aspirin
  • taking any other drug

when using this product

  • take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs

stop use & ask a doctor if

  • you experience any of the following signs of stomach bleeding:
  • feel faint
  • vomit blood
  • have bloody or black stools
  • have stomach pain that does not get better
  • you have symptoms of heart problems or stroke:
  • chest pain
  • trouble breathing
  • weakness in one part or side of body
  • slurred speech
  • leg swelling
  • pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days
  • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
  • redness or swelling is present in the painful area
  • any new symptoms appear

if pregnant or breast-feeding,

ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use ibuprofen during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.

keep out of reach of children.

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away (1-800-222-1222).

directions

  • do not take more than directed
  • the smallest effective dose should be used
  • adults and children 12 years and over: take 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours while symptoms persist
  • if pain or fever does not respond to 1 tablet, 2 tablets may be used
  • do not exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor
  • children under 12 years: ask a doctor

other information

  • each tablet contains: sodium 23 mg
  • read all warnings and directions before use. Keep carton
  • store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)
  • avoid excessive heat above 40°C (104°F)

inactive ingredients

colloidal silicon dioxide, FD&C blue #2 aluminum lake, FD&C yellow #6 aluminum lake, glyceryl monostearate, iron oxide yellow, mannitol, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate, talc, titanium dioxide

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Compare to Advil® (Ibuprofen Sodium) Tablets active ingredient

Ibuprofen Sodium Tablets

IBUPROFEN TABLETS, 200 mg (PROVIDED AS IBUPROFEN SODIUM 256 mg) / PAIN RELIEVER / FEVR REDUCER (NSAID)

TABLETS

ACTUAL SIZE

40 FILM-COATED IBUPROFEN SODIUM TABLETS

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This drug label information is as submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is intended for informational purposes only. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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