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Ibuprofen+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

Molecule Description

Ibuprofen+Paracetamol is a combination medicine. It is used to relieve pain such...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Interactions
    FAQs
    References
uses

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

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).
sideEffects

Side effects of Ibuprofen+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

Common side effects of this drug are:

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

Precautions and Warnings of Ibuprofen+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen

pregnancy

Pregnancy

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

Breast Feeding

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

Driving

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

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with ibuprofen+paracetamol?
A:
Alcohol consumption should be avoided with ibuprofen+paracetamol.
otherGeneralWarnings

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
modeOfAction

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

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.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat your heart problems, psychiatric illnesses, HIV infection, allergy, infections or are taking medicines like blood thinners, medicines used to modify the...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B.Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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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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