Ibuprofen – The Risks!


What is ibuprofen? Is it the same as Advil? Will it help me if I have a headache? Will it reduce my fever? There are so many questions and misunderstandings about it. Let me help you out, and tell you exactly what you need to know about this highly effective and common drug.

Ibuprofen is an active ingredient found in many drugs from local labels to Advil and others. As you probably know, Ibuprofen is one of the most commonly used drugs and it part of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). 

Ibuprofen drugs reduce fever and relieve mild to moderate pain, such as headache, back pain and muscle pain, toothache or menstrual cramps. In higher doses, it is used to treat rheumatoid infections such as swelling, pain or arthritis pain.

Do not use Ibuprofen Drugs in the following cases:

  • If you are sensitive to the active ingredient or other drugs from the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory group (NSAID)
  • If you take antihypertensive drugs, anticoagulants, anti-inflammatory drugs, or lithium
  • when you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant
  • If you have just had or need heart surgery
  • When you supposed to have a dental extraction or any other invasive procedure
  • If you have suffered in the past or are suffering from ulcers, bleeding or dysfunction of the digestive system
  • If you have a serious injury to the liver, heart or kidneys
  • When you suffer from dehydration
  • If you have over acidity, stomach ulcers or asthma

Risks when using Ibuprofen Drugs:

Ibuprofen can cause blurring or visual disturbances, so be careful not to drive, run large machines or ride a bike.

Overdose and long duration periods in drugs containing ibuprofen as an active ingredient may significantly increase the risk of Gastrointestinal bleeding. This may lead to an injury in both the kidney and liver, as well as cause cardiovascular diseases.

In case of black stool or blood in the stool, you should stop the use in the medication and consult with your doctor immediately.