Ibuprofen is a medication that is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, two types of arthritis that are characterized by pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints). Menstrual discomfort and other mild to severe pain are also treated with it (pain that happens before or during a menstrual period). Ibuprofen, which is available without a prescription, is used to treat mild aches and pains such headaches, muscular aches, arthritis, menstrual cramps, the common cold, toothaches, and backaches as well as fever. It works by stopping your body from making several naturally occurring inflammatory chemicals. This effect helps to lower body temperature and ease pain and edema. Ask your doctor about non-drug remedies and/or utilizing alternative drugs to alleviate your pain if you are managing a chronic illness like arthritis.
Ibuprofen (Advil) can be purchased without a prescription and over-the-counter (OTC). The prescription dosages are 400 mg, 600 mg, and 800 mg, while the OTC strengths are 100 mg and 200 mg.
There are several brands of ibuprofen available, including Advil, Motrin, PediaCare Children’s Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer IB, and PediaCare Infant’s Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer IB.
Ibuprofen is used to treat a variety of pains, including headaches, tooth pain, menstrual cramps, muscular aches, and arthritis. Additionally, it is used to lower fever and treat mild aches and pains brought on by the flu or a regular cold. Ibuprofen is just a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID).
Every substance has some risk associated with it; even prescription drugs can have negative side effects. When consuming any kind of medication, caution must be exercised.
- Sluggishness, exhaustion, and disturbed sleep
- Sweating and thirst
- Hands and feet feeling tingly or numb
- Ears are ringing
- Vision haze and discomfort of the eyes
- Moderate allergic response, fluid retention, and ankle edema
- Stomach ache
- Vomiting, nauseous