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Ibuprofen+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

Molecule Description

Ibuprofen+Paracetamol is a combination medicine. It is used to relieve pain suc

h as migraine, headache, backache, menstrual pain, dental pain, joint pain, rheumatic and muscular pain. It also helps in fever. Both these medicines work by reducing the chemical substances in the body that cause pain, inflammation & fever. Ibuprofen and paracetamol both are pain killers which belong to a class of medicines called NSAID's (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Ibuprofen+Paracetamol is available in the form of tablet, capsule, syrup, suspension, cream. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from before starting ibuprofen+paracetamol.


Uses of Ibuprofen+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

  • Ibuprofen+Paracetamol is used to relieve mild-to-moderate pain in conditions such as toothache, ear pain, joint pain, headache, pain during menses, etc.
  • It is also used in fever.

Contraindications of Ibuprofen+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

When should one not use Ibuprofen+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

  • If you are allergic to ibuprofen, paracetamol or similar medicines (painkillers).
  • If you have serious heart failure problems or heart-related disorders.
  • If you have problems with your liver or kidneys.
  • If you had or have stomach bleeding, ulcer and inflammation of stomach lining.
  • If you have problems related to blood clotting, bleeding disorders.
  • It should not be used in patients less than 18 years old, pregnant women (last trimester).

Side effects of Ibuprofen+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Heartburn
  • Application site reactions

Precautions and Warnings of Ibuprofen+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen



Can I use ibuprofen+paracetamol during pregnancy?
It is not advised to take ibuprofen+paracetamol during pregnancy until it is considered essential by the doctor and potential risks justify the benefits.

Breast Feeding

Can I use ibuprofen+paracetamol while breastfeeding?
Ibuprofen+Paracetamol is not recommended for use while breastfeeding as it passes into breast milk, consult your doctor before using it.


Can I drive if I have used ibuprofen+paracetamol?
No information is available about the use of ibuprofen+paracetamol on driving.


Can I consume alcohol with ibuprofen+paracetamol?
Alcohol consumption should be avoided with ibuprofen+paracetamol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have problems with your heart, liver, kidneys
  • You have asthma
  • You are suffering from a blood enzyme deficiency (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency)
  • You have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (a condition when the body's immune system mistakenly attacks good cells of the body)
  • You are above 60 years old

Mode of Action of Ibuprofen+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

How Does It Work?

Ibuprofen+Paracetamol works by blocking the production of a chemical substance (prostaglandin) that cause fever, pain and inflammation.

Interactions of Ibuprofen+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way ibuprofen+paracetamol works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
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Content Details


Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: In which all dosage forms is ibuprofen+paracetamol available?

A: Ibuprofen+Paracetamol is available in the form of tablet, capsule, syrup, suspension, cream.

Q: What is ibuprofen+paracetamol used for?

A: Ibuprofen+Paracetamol is used in treating mild-to-moderate pain such as migraine, headache, backache, menstrual pain, dental pain, rheumatic and muscular pain. It is also used to treat fever.
Last Updated on: 01 Nov 2021 | 01:36 PM (IST)

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