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Drug Information

What is Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination used for?

Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination is used for the treatment of fever, inflammation and pain. This combination is also used in the treatment of arthritis, menstrual cramps and body pains.

Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination work?

In Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination, Ibuprofen belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This drug inhibits the action of prostaglandins, which are responsible for pain and inflammation. Thus, it helps in reducing the pain and inflammation.

Paracetamol is an anti-pyretic and analgesic drug. It acts by inhibiting the production of pain and inflammation-causing mediators called prostaglandins.

How to use Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. In case of syrup, take the prescribed dose as recommended by the doctor. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acute renal failure
  • Depression
  • Decreased heart rate
  • Hypotension
  • Increased body temperature
  • Seizures
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination?

Drugs that interact with Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination include the following:

  • Aspirin
  • Cyclosporin
  • Digoxin
  • Domperidone
  • Isoniazid
  • Methotrexate
  • Metoclopramide
  • Probenecid
  • Warfarin
  • Zidovudine

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination:

  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Diarrhoea
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pale skin
  • Pale urine
  • Shortness of breath

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Blurry vision
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Increased palpitations
  • Severe diarrhoea
  • Unusual bleeding and bruising

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination?

  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may increase the risk of liver damage.
  • Be cautious while taking Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Shake the suspension well before taking each dose so as to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug. Use a measuring cup while taking each dose.

You are advised not to take Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of chronic infections and liver or kidney disorders before using Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination medicine.
  • Notify the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ibuprofen + Paracetamol

  1. Is it safe to take Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination in case of liver failure?
  2. You must avoid taking Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination if you have a history of liver failure, as it may further worsen the condition. Consult the doctor before using the drug.

  3. Do I need to follow any dietary precautions while using Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination?
  4. Follow a nutritious diet as the use of Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination may reduce your appetite.

  5. Is it common to experience blood in the stool or urine while on Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination?
  6. No, blood in stool or urine is a rare side effect of Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination. However, please consult your doctor in case if you experience this symptom.

  7. Is it safe to use Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination for long-term?
  8. You must avoid using Ibuprofen + Paracetamol combination for long-term, as it may increase the risk of liver damage.


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