There are quite a few medications that are usually prescribed by doctors to relieve pain and inflammation associated with physical trauma or existing health conditions, such as arthritis. One of the most commonly used painkillers is ibuprofen. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is effective enough to alleviate the discomfort associated with headache, back pain, and fever.
Ibuprofen and side effects.
Any muscle pain or minor cramp and we do not think twice, taking out an ibuprofen pill. But do you know about the side effects of these pills? Any synthetically prepared drug has side effects and ibuprofen is no exception. However, its side effects do not last long and in order to negate them it is recommended to reduce the dose taken. Some of the well-known side effects of the drug are listed below:
* Decreased appetite (digestive problems)
Serious side effects.
Serious health complications due to ibuprofen are very rare. Studies have shown that most people using ibuprofen suffer from minor health problems that are temporary. However, serious side effects that are found in a very small percentage of people are listed below:
* Severe chest pain
* Kidney problems
* Tiredness (excessive tiredness)
Also, in some cases, there were recorded allergic reactions. It is recommended not to take ibuprofen to people who have noticed an allergic reaction to it.
Allergic reaction can be expressed:
* Red skin rash
* Itching and rash (urticaria)
* The appearance of bubbles on the skin
Side effects and bleeding.
One of the most severe side effects is internal bleeding. The following symptoms are an indicator of intestinal or gastric bleeding.
* Vomiting, coughing up blood
Side effects in the long term.
Ask any doctor about prescribing ibuprofen for a long time, and he will certainly refuse you. Overdosing or using it for a long period of time can disrupt normal blood circulation, which can be fatal for the kidneys. Prolonged use of ibuprofen can also damage the liver, cause jaundice and problems with the work of the heart.
Side effects and constipation.
Studies have shown that adults are more sensitive to the side effects of the drug. In fact, constipation that may occur after taking ibuprofen is more common among adults than among young people. Ibuprofen can cause hard stools, leading to constipation.
Caution and awareness when taking ibuprofen.
People who have problems such as heart disease or high blood pressure should consult a doctor before taking ibuprofen due to back pain or headache. The use of ibuprofen has a significant effect on blood circulation, which can affect the heart and kidneys.
The simplest thing you can do to reduce the effects of side effects is to take the recommended dose. Ibuprofen tablets are sold with instructions, which indicate the dosage. If you are not sure what dose you need, consult a doctor before taking the drug.