IBUPROFEN tablet, film coated [ARMY AND AIR FORCE EXCHANGE SERVICE]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 and 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
    • leg swelling
    • slurred speech
    • weakness in one part or side of body
  • 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 (1-800-222-1222) right away.

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