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Ibuprofen Side Effects

Ibuprofen may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, or those mentioned in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, call your doctor immediately. Do not take any more ibuprofen until you speak to your doctor.

Ibuprofen may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.

If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online at https://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch or by phone 1-800-332-1088.

What storage conditions are needed for this medicine?

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

In case of emergency/overdose

In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.

Symptoms of over dosage may include:

What other information should I know?

If you are taking prescription ibuprofen, do not let anyone else take your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.

Brand names

  • Advil® Caplets®
  • Advil® Children's
  • Advil® Gel Caplets
  • Advil® Infants' Concentrated Drops
  • Advil® Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
  • Advil® Junior Strength Tablets
  • Advil® Liqui-Gels®
  • Advil® Migraine®
  • Advil® Tablets
  • Genpril® Caplets ®
  • Genpril® Tablets
  • Haltran®
  • IBU®
  • Ibu-Tab®
  • Menadol® Captabs®
  • Midol® Cramp
  • Motrin®
  • Motrin® Caplets®
  • Motrin® Children's
  • Motrin® Drops
  • Motrin® IB Caplets®
  • Motrin® IB Gelcaps®
  • Motrin® IB Tablets
  • Motrin® Infants' Concentrated Drops
  • Motrin® Junior Strength
  • Motrin® Junior Strength Caplets®
  • Motrin® Migraine Pain Caplets®

Brand names of combination products

  • Advil® Cold & Sinus Tablets (containing Ibuprofen and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Advil® Cold & Sinus® Caplets® (containing Ibuprofen and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Advil® Flu & Body Ache Caplets® (containing Ibuprofen and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Dristan® Sinus Caplets® (containing Ibuprofen and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Motrin® Children's Cold (containing Ibuprofen and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Motrin® Sinus Headache Caplets® (containing Ibuprofen and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Vicoprofen® (containing Ibuprofen and Hydrocodone Bitartrate)