Why use Ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen (anti-inflammatory) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is used for mild and severe pain relief. It is also used in fever reduction, menstrual pain and cramps. Your body becomes inflamed in response to an injury and/or infection. The inflammation is caused by your immune system fighting the infection or injury. Your body produces chemicals to fight infection and these cause inflation.
Acute inflammation is short term. It follows surgery, soft tissue damage, or infection and is usually painful.
Chronic inflammation lasts longer. It can cause more damage. And causes the immune system to go into overdrive. This may lead to tissue damage.
First Stage of Inflammation
Small blood vessels dilate (widen) and become more permeable (leaky). This allows proteins and blood cells into the tissues. This fights invading pathogens. Dead tissue is removed and healing begins.These changes result in swelling and redness. Heat is also generated by increased blood flow. Pain results from chemicals produced by inflammatory cells. This also induces fever. Ibuprofen (anti-inflammatory) reduces inflammation and decreases pain.
Chronic degenerative joint diseases include rheumatoid arthritis. This includes juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Also, osteoarthritis (wear and tear).
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory joint disease. It causes the synovial membrane to become inflamed. When it becomes inflamed, causing swelling and pain in the joints. Eventually, the cartilage and bone becomes damaged and can cause deformities.
Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that becomes more common with increasing age. It causes wear and tear. Osteoarthritis also develops as a result of a joint injury, infection, or due to being overweight.
Cartilage covers and protects the ends of the bones in an articular joint. Gradual disintegration of cartilage exposes the underlying bones. This leaves them unprotected. They rub against each other, which causes inflammation, pain, and stiffness. This also restricts joint movement. Osteoarthritis is most common in the knees and hips.
Soft tissue injury
Ibuprofen is used for pain and inflammation in sprains and strains. It is the result of trauma received in sports or by falls. In general there is damage to muscles, ligaments or tendons. Ibuprofen (anti-inflammatory) relieves the inflammation and pain.
Ibuprofen is also used to relieve post dental surgery pain and as a fever reducer.
It is also used to during painful menstrual cycles. Ibuprofen can reduce the discomfort muscle cramps and menstrual pain.
How does Ibuprofen work?
It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used for pain relief and fever reduction.
What chemicals are in Ibuprofen ?
Ibuprofen contains the active ingredient ibuprofen. It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Use it for pain and inflammation.
What are the side effects of Ibuprofen ?
Most medications have some side effects, but not everyone experiences them.
Ibuprofen can cause diarrhea, indigestion, upset stomach or stomach pain. Also, rash or fatigue and dizziness.
A small percent of people report gastric ulcers or increased risk of stroke or heart.
Always consult your Doctor before taking any medication.
Do not take Ibuprofen if you:
-are pregnant or breastfeeding.
-have kidneys or liver issue.
-suffer from a stomach ulcer or bleeding.
-been diagnosed with a heart condition.
-are allergic to aspirin or any other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
-suffer from Crohn’s Disease or ulcerative colitis.
What medications interact with Ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen affects the way some medicines work. Ibuprofen also affects or increases side effects in some people. You should discuss possible interactions with your primary care physician.
How should Ibuprofen be taken and for how long?
Take Ibuprofen with a glass of water once day or as directed by your Doctor. Always follow your Doctor’s recommendation as to dosage. Always follow your Doctor’s recommendations.
Ibuprofen – Missed Dose
Take the missed Dose as soon as possible but never take a double dose. .
How should Ibuprofen be stored?
You should store your Ibuprofen tablets 800mg below 77°F in a cool dry place.