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Ibuprofen

06/02/2010

Question:

when should you not take ibuprofen. What other drug has the same active ingredient

Answer:

Thank you for contacting Net Wellness. 

 

Ibuprofen (MotrinĀ®, AdvilĀ®) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which has both analgesic (work to take away pain) and antipyretic (fever reducer) proprieties.  It can be found as a single agent or as a combination in cold and pain relief products.

 

There are many situations in which you should avoid any type of NSAID medication:  

 

You should always speak with your prescriber and pharmacist prior to taking ibuprofen if you are taking any other medications or have other health conditions.

 

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Response by:

Sarah Hudson-DiSalle, PharmD, RPh
Specialty Practice Pharmacist of Outpatient Pharmacy
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University