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Apo-Ibuprofen

Common Name
ibuprofen


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DIN (Drug Identification Number)

00441643 APO-IBUPROFEN 200MG TABLET
00441651 APO IBUPROFEN 300MG TABLET
00506052 APO IBUPROFEN 400MG TABLET
00585114 APO IBUPROFEN 600MG TABLET
02281384 IBUPROFEN LIQUID FILLED CAPSULES 200MG
02310880 EXTRA STRENGTH IBUPROFEN LIQUID FILLED CAPSULES 400MG
02293013 PAMPRIN IBUPROFEN FORMULA 400MG CAPLET
02317982 IBUPROFEN MENSTRUAL PAIN RELIEF

How does this medication work? What will it do for me?

Ibuprofen belongs to the class of medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is used to treat fever and mild to moderate pain caused by inflammation. It is believed to work by stopping the production of prostaglandins, which cause inflammation.

Ibuprofen can be used to relieve pain and inflammation associated with arthritis, menstrual cramps, sprains, strains, backache, headaches, migraine, muscular aches and pain, sore throat, cold and flu, and dental pain.

In children under 12, ibuprofen is used for fever and pain due to colds, sore throat, immunization, and earache.

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use this medication?

The recommended adult dose of ibuprofen is 200 mg to 400 mg every 4 to 6 hours as required. The maximum daily dose is 1,200 mg.

The dose of ibuprofen for children is based on body weight and age. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for specific dosing information. Children should not take more than 40 mg/kg each day.

Take ibuprofen with food or milk to minimize side effects such as heartburn and stomach upset. The suspension form should be shaken well before using. Use an oral syringe to measure each dose of the liquid, as it gives a more accurate measurement than household teaspoons.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from heat and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does this medication come in?

200 mg
Each yellow, round, biconvex, film-coated tablet, identified "IBU" over "200", contains ibuprofen 200 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose; film-coating: carnauba wax, D&C Yellow No. 10 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, polyethylene glycol, and titanium dioxide.

300 mg
Each white, round, biconvex, film-coated tablet, identified "APO" over "300", contains ibuprofen 300 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose; film-coating: hydroxypropyl cellulose, polyethylene glycol, and titanium dioxide.

400 mg
Each orange, round, biconvex, film-coated tablet, identified "APO" over "400", contains ibuprofen 400 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose; film-coating: FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake, hydroxypropyl cellulose, polyethylene glycol, and titanium dioxide.

600 mg
Each light orange, oval, biconvex, film-coated tablet, identified "APO-600", contains ibuprofen 600 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose; film-coating: FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, polyethylene glycol, and titanium dioxide.

Ibuprofen Liquid Filled Capsules
Each capsule of clear, colourless to pale yellow solution in a clear, green oblong gelatin shell, printed with the "200" logo in white ink contains ibuprofen 200 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: castor oil, FD&C Green No. 3, gelatin, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, povidone, purified water, sorbitan, sorbitol, and titanium dioxide.

Extra Strength Ibuprofen Liquid Filled Capsules
Each capsule of clear, colourless to pale yellow solution in a clear, green oblong gelatin shell, printed with the "400" logo in white ink contains ibuprofen 400 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: castor oil, gelatin, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, povidone, purified water, sorbitan, sorbitol, and titanium dioxide.

Pamprin Ibuprofen Formula
Each reddish-brown, capsule-shaped, biconvex, film-coated tablet engraved "IBU 400" on one side contains ibuprofen 400 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide, and colouring agent red ferric oxide.

Ibuprofen Menstrual Pain Relief
Each reddish-brown, capsule-shaped, biconvex, film-coated caplet engraved with "IBU 400" on one side contains ibuprofen 400 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide, and colouring agent red ferric oxide.

Who should NOT take this medication?

Do not use this medication if you:

  • are allergic to ibuprofen or any ingredients of this medication
  • are currently taking other NSAIDs
  • are pregnant
  • have an active peptic ulcer, a history of recurring ulcers, or an active inflammatory disease of the digestive system (such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis)
  • have nasal polyps, or have had asthma, an allergic reaction or allergic-type reaction (e.g., difficulty breathing, wheezing, itchy skin rash, swelling of the face, throat, or tongue) to ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) or any other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; e.g., ketorolac, indomethacin, naproxen)
  • have severely reduced kidney function or kidney disease
  • have severely reduced liver function or liver disease
  • have systemic lupus erythematosus

Do not give this medication to children who have kidney disease or have suffered significant fluid loss.



 

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