Ibugesic Plus Tablet
By CIPLA LIMITED
15 Tablet(s) in Strip
Ibugesic Plus Tablet is a combination of Ibuprofen and Paracetamol, a pain-relieving medicine.
Uses of Ibugesic Plus Tablet
- Treatment of pain & swelling of joints (osteoarthritis & rheumatoid arthritis)
- To relieve pain due to migraine, headache, backache, menstruation, dental conditions and muscle sprain
- To relieve pain after operation and surgical procedures and sports injuries
- To relieve pain and swelling in the spinal cord & due to throat and airways infections
Contraindications of Ibugesic Plus Tablet
- If you are allergic to Ibuprofen, Paracetamol or other ingredients of this medicine
- If you have a history of allergic reaction due to pain killers like aspirin, etc.
- If you are taking medicines containing Paracetamol or Ibuprofen or other pain medicine
- If you have a history of ulcers or bleeding in the digestive tract
- If you have an active clotting disorder or disorder related to blood supply to the brain
- If you are experiencing fluid loss (due to vomiting, diarrhoea or not drinking enough fluids)
- If you have kidney or liver function problem
- If you are pregnant (last trimester), should not be given to children under 12 years of age (<40kgs)
Side effects of Ibugesic Plus Tablet
- Stomach pain
- Excessive sweating
- Skin rashes & itching
- Serious allergic reactions (in rare cases)
Precautions and Warnings of Ibugesic Plus Tablet
Can I take Ibugesic Plus Tablet during pregnancy?
Pregnant women should not consume Ibugesic Plus. This medicine can hamper the growth of fetus and can also cause heart and kidney-related problems in the baby. It can delay the labour and increase the duration as both mother and baby are at a risk of bleeding disorders if consumed by pregnant women. Women who are trying to conceive and taking treatment for infertility should not take this medicine.
Can I take Ibugesic Plus Tablet while breastfeeding?
Components of Ibugesic Plus passes in breast milk in low concentrations and may not be harmful to the breastfed baby. It can be used for short durations and at lowest possible dose if you are breastfeeding your baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed Ibugesic Plus Tablet?
You may experience dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue and visual disturbances. Thus, it is advised not to drive when you are taking this medicine and experiencing these signs.
Can I consume alcohol with Ibugesic Plus Tablet?
You should avoid consuming alcohol along with Ibugesic Plus. It can increase the risk of liver disease and stomach bleeding.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are an elderly person as there is risk of getting the side effects.
- You have high blood pressure or heart, kidney or liver diseases.
- You may experience stomach bleeding and ulcers after taking Ibugesic Plus.
- You have a history of or suffering from asthma & nasal allergy.
- You are suffering from an immune disorder, where your immune system acts against the body tissues .
- You have a hereditary disorder like G6PD deficiency or porphyria (blood disorders).
- You are an alcoholic or recently had a major surgery.
- You are trying to conceive, you should discontinue this medicine.
- You develop skin allergies like rashes, itching, papules, blisters, etc.
Mode of Action of Ibugesic Plus Tablet
How Does It Work?
Ibugesic Plus Tablet acts by interfering with the production of a chemical called prostaglandins which is responsible for swelling and pain. It also controls fever and promotes cartilage matrix synthesis.
Directions for Use of Ibugesic Plus Tablet
Swallow this tablet with a full glass of water. This medicine can be taken with or without meals but if you have a sensitive stomach, it is preferably taken with meals.
Interactions of Ibugesic Plus Tablet
Interactions with other medicines
- Other medicines containing paracetamol as there is an increased risk of liver damage.
- If you are taking medicines used to treat high blood pressure, this medicine can interfere with their effect.
- Medicines like diuretic can lead to kidney damage when taken along with this medicine.
- This medicine can increase the levels of lithium and it's side effects.
- Medicines used to modify immune response like Ciclosporin & Tacrolimus can result in kidney damage.
- Increase the risk of stomach ulcers or bleeding when taken with steroids.
- There is a risk of bleeding if you are taking medicines to thin the blood like Warfarin and Coumarin.
- Increased risk of fits if you are taking this medicine with antibiotics like Levofloxacin and Ciprofloxacin.
- If you are taking medicines for treating diabetes, be cautious about symptoms of low glucose levels like sweating, anxiety, fast heartbeat and hunger pangs.
- Medicine used to treat obstruction in gall bladder like cholestyramine should not be consumed before taking this medicine.
- Medicines used to treat fits, seizures & brain related disorders like Phenobarbital, Carbamazepine and Phenytoin.
- Other medicines like Probenecid, Rifampicin, St. John's Wort, Methotrexate, Aspirin, Digoxin and Zidovudine.
Storage and disposal of Ibugesic Plus Tablet
- Keep this medicine out of the reach of children
- Store this medicine below 30°C
Dosage of Ibugesic Plus Tablet
- Symptoms of overdose of Ibugesic Plus are headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhoea, unconsciousness, excitement, coma, dizziness, low blood pressure, fits, difficulty in breathing & weight loss.read less
- If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. Taking this medicine in high doses may result in serious liver damage, coma and even death.read less
Missed a Dose
Do not take a double dose if you have missed the dose. Take the next dose as soon as you remember. A minimum of 6 hour gap is recommended between 2 doses.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is the difference between Ibugesic and Ibugesic Plus?
A: Ibugesic contains Ibuprofen as an active ingredient and is used as a painkiller to reduce pain, inflammation, and fever. Ibugesic Plus contains combination of two medicines - Ibuprofen and Paracetamol, and is also used as a painkiller. Based on the severity of your condition, your diagnosis, and medical history, the doctor shall prescribe a suitable dose.
Q: Is Ibugesic Plus addictive?
A: No, this medicine is not addictive but it is advised not to give this medicine if anyone else has the same condition like you.
Q: Is there anything else I need to know before taking Ibugesic Plus Tablet?
A: There should be a minimum 6-hour gap between 2 tablets of Ibugesic Plus Tablet and you should not take more than 3 tablets in 24 hours. This medicine should not be used in children below 12 years of age and who weigh less than 40 kg. (if >12 yrs old).
Q: Why do pain killers cause gastrointestinal bleeding?
A: Pain killers are known to work by interfaring with the production of a chemical called prostaglandins. Certain prostagladins helps in protecting the stomach lining from the corrosive effects of stomach acid, as well as playing a role in maintaining the natural, healthy condition of the stomach lining. Painkillers reduces the formation of prostaglandins thus can lead to gatrointestinal bleeding.
Last Updated on: 12 Sep 2020 | 05:31 AM (IST)
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