Ibuprofen: Facts


Ibuprofen is classified as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It is generally sold as Motrin or Advil. Ibuprofen is used to treat minor aches and pains along with reducing fever. For stronger doses, prescriptions are needed. It comes in chewable tablets, liquid suspensions, and concentrated liquid drops. According to the National Institutes of Health, individuals that take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, have high risks of getting heart attacks or strokes.  Ibuprofen may cause ulcers, bleeding or holes in the stomach or intestines for certain people. This risk may increase if you take NSAIDs for a long period of time, have poor health, and have three or more alcoholic drinks a day.






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