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Drug Name:

Ibuprofen Chewable Tablets OTC

Generic Name and Formulations:
Ibuprofen 50mg, 100mg; citrus flavor; contains phenylalanine.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Ibuprofen Chewable Tablets:

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Osteoarthritis (OA). Juvenile arthritis (JRA).

Adult:

RA, OA: 400–800mg 3–4 times daily; max 3.2g/day.

Children:

JRA: 30–40mg/kg per day in 3–4 doses. May use 20mg/kg per day in 3–4 doses for milder disease.

Contraindications:

Aspirin allergy. 3rd trimester pregnancy. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

Warnings/Precautions:

Advanced renal disease: not recommended. History of upper GI disease. Active peptic ulcer. Impaired renal or hepatic function. Edema. Hypertension. Cardiac failure. Bleeding disorders. Diabetes. Monitor blood, hepatic, renal, and ocular function in chronic use. Discontinue if visual or liver dysfunction occurs. Dehydration. Elderly. Debilitated. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Avoid aspirin. May increase bleeding with anticoagulants. Increases serum lithium levels. May increase toxicity of methotrexate. May decrease effect of furosemide, thiazide diuretics. Increased risk of GI bleed with alcohol.

See Also:

Ibuprofen Tablets

Pharmacological Class:

NSAID (propionic acid deriv.).

Adverse Reactions:

Peptic ulcer or perforation, GI bleeding, vision disorders, nausea, epigastric pain, heartburn, dizziness, rash (discontinue if occurs), edema, renal papillary necrosis, jaundice, hepatitis. See literature re: risk of cardiovascular events.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

Indications for Ibuprofen Chewable Tablets:

Dysmenorrhea.

Adult:

400mg every 4 hours; max 3.2g/day. May take with food or milk.

Children:

Not applicable.

Contraindications:

Aspirin allergy. 3rd trimester pregnancy. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

Warnings/Precautions:

Advanced renal disease: not recommended. History of upper GI disease. Active peptic ulcer. Impaired renal or hepatic function. Edema. Hypertension. Cardiac failure. Bleeding disorders. Diabetes. Monitor blood, hepatic, renal, and ocular function in chronic use. Discontinue if visual or liver dysfunction occurs. Dehydration. Elderly. Debilitated. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Avoid aspirin. May increase bleeding with anticoagulants. Increases serum lithium levels. May increase toxicity of methotrexate. May decrease effect of furosemide, thiazide diuretics. Increased risk of GI bleed with alcohol.

See Also:

Ibuprofen Tablets

Pharmacological Class:

NSAID (propionic acid deriv.).

Adverse Reactions:

Peptic ulcer or perforation, GI bleeding, vision disorders, nausea, epigastric pain, heartburn, dizziness, rash (discontinue if occurs), edema, renal papillary necrosis, jaundice, hepatitis. See literature re: risk of cardiovascular events.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

Indications for Ibuprofen Chewable Tablets:

Mild to moderate pain. Fever.

Adult:

Pain: 400mg every 4–6 hrs as needed.

Children:

Use caplets, chewables, suspension, or drops. <6 months: not recommended. ≥6 months: Fever <102.5°F: 5mg/kg every 6–8 hours. Fever >102.5°F or pain: 10mg/kg every 6–8 hours; max 40mg/kg/day.

Contraindications:

Aspirin allergy. 3rd trimester pregnancy. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

Warnings/Precautions:

Advanced renal disease: not recommended. History of upper GI disease. Active peptic ulcer. Impaired renal or hepatic function. Edema. Hypertension. Cardiac failure. Bleeding disorders. Diabetes. Monitor blood, hepatic, renal, and ocular function in chronic use. Discontinue if visual or liver dysfunction occurs. Dehydration. Elderly. Debilitated. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Avoid aspirin. May increase bleeding with anticoagulants, toxicity of methotrexate. Increases serum lithium levels. May decrease effect of furosemide, thiazide diuretics.

See Also:

Ibuprofen Tablets

Pharmacological Class:

NSAID (propionic acid deriv.).

Adverse Reactions:

Peptic ulcer or perforation, GI bleeding, vision disorders, nausea, epigastric pain, heartburn, dizziness, rash (discontinue if occurs), edema, renal papillary necrosis, jaundice, hepatitis. See literature re: risk of cardiovascular events.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

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