Brufen 400mg Tab is used to treat severe headaches, backaches, toothaches, muscles and joints ache including menstrual pain, arthritis, and ear pain. This medicine is also used for reducing symptoms that are associated with fever such as a high temperature and body aches. However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.
The active ingredient of Brufen 400mg Tab Ibuprofen 400 MG
Brufen 400mg Tab has ibuprofen which seems to work by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain and it reduces fever by affecting the chemical messengers in an area of the brain that regulates body temperature.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking this medicine
Brufen 400mg Tab is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Brufen 400mg Tab. Some common side-effects are as follows:
Brufen 400mg Tab can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take it at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses at the same time as it can be dangerous to your health.
It is Important to drink plenty of fluids to help loosen the mucus in your lungs when you use this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
It should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician.
Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking this medicine, please contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:
It is best to take the tablet only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? This medicine may make it hard for your kidneys to perform essential tasks like getting rid of waste from the body, keeping your blood pressure steady, making red blood cells. Also, if your kidneys are already damaged, be sure to tell your doctor.
safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? This medicine may be unsafe to use by patients with liver ailments. This medicine may harm the liver and people with liver disease may be at increased risk of developing severe complications. Tell your doctor in order to make sure the medicine is helping you and not causing any harm.
safe to use in pregnant women? This medicine may be unsafe for pregnant women. Although only limited studies have been carried out in humans, studies done on animals have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. It is a powerful medicine and therefore, it should be taken by pregnant women only when recommended by the physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it.
safe to use in breastfeeding women? This medicine may be unsafe and may lead to serious and adverse side effects if you are breastfeeding. This tablet should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary to use during breastfeeding. Studies have shown that a small amount of the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Whether it may be used by a breast-feeding mother should be decided by the doctor.
is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.
does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting this tab, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor before using it.
Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patients health. This medicine can be taken with food or without it but it is not known whether there are any interactions with food. Please consult your doctor
Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. Drugs which may interact with this medicine are drugs for sleep or anxiety like alprazolam, lorazepam, zolpidem. Muscle relaxants like carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine and antihistamines like cetirizine, diphenhydramine also may interact with this medicine. Do not start it on your own. Please consult your doctor.
Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
This medication is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), prescribed for mild to moderate pain, inflammation and fever.
This medication decreases the hormones that cause pain and inflammation in the body.
It comes as a capsule and tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. PO- The recommended dose range is 200 to 600mg 4-6 hourly. Max: 1.2 gday.
Belly pain. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Hard stools (constipation). Drinking more liquids, working out, or adding fiber to your diet may help. Talk with your doctor about a stool softener or laxative.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis.
If you have an allergy to ibuprofen, aspirin, NSAIDS, or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you are more than 24 weeks pregnant.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Chest pain or pressure. Change in strength on 1 side is greater than the other, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, or blurred eyesight. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very bad belly pain. Very bad swelling or pain of hands or feet. A big weight gain. Sudden change in eyesight, eye pain, or irritation. Black, tarry, or bloody stools. Blood in the urine. Very loose stools (diarrhea). Any bruising or bleeding. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), Non-Opioid Analgesics & Antipyretics
Brufen 400mg Tab is used to treat severe headaches, backaches, toothaches, muscles and joints ache including menstrual pain, arthritis, and ear pain. This medicine is also used for reducing symptoms that are associated with fever such as a high temperature and body aches.
Side effects are allergic reactions to any of the compounds in this medicine, drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, upset stomach, nausea, nervousness, constipation and dry mouth or nose or throat.
This tab may be taken on an empty stomach or along with food.
Patients with hypersensitivity or allergy to this medicine or any of its components, allergy to any other drugs, heart problems, high blood pressure, kidney problems, liver disease, suffer from seizures, stomach/intestinal issues, overactive thyroid or hyperthyroidism, urination problems should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may interact with this medicine.
Yes. This tab makes you drowsy.
No. This medication is quite safe to take. However, an overdosage can lead to symptoms like drowsiness, blurred vision, upset stomach, nausea, dizziness, stomach cramps, diarrhea, confusion, hallucinations, shaking or trembling, trouble urinating, irregular heartbeat and seizures. Please follow recommendations of your doctor correctly to avoid complications.
This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
No. It needs a prescription.
Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause interactions with this medicine.
Please store at room temperature (10-30°C).
No. Please swallow it whole.
This medicine should not be used in children under 12 years of age.
The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 minutes of administration of the dose.
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 hours.
Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.
The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.
Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.
Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.
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