Solubilized ibuprofen equal to 200 mg ibuprofen (NSAID)*
(present as the free acid and potassium salt)
*nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Ibuprofen may cause a severe allergic reaction, especially in people allergic to aspirin. Symptoms may include:
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.
Stomach bleeding warning:
This product contains an NSAID, which may cause severe stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if you
are age 60 or older
have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs [aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others]
have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
take more or for a longer time than directed
Do not use
if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer
right before or after heart surgery
Ask a doctor before use if
you have never had migraines diagnosed by a health professional
you have a headache that is different from your usual migraines
you have the worst headache of your life
you have fever and stiff neck
you have headaches beginning after or caused by head injury, exertion, coughing or bending
you have experienced your first headache after the age of 50
you have daily headaches
you have a migraine so severe as to require bed rest
stomach bleeding warning applies to you
you have problems or serious side effects from taking pain relievers or fever reducers
you have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn
you have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, kidney disease, or asthma
you are taking a diuretic
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are
under a doctor’s care for any serious condition
taking aspirin for heart attack or stroke, because ibuprofen may decrease this benefit of aspirin
taking any other drug
When using this product
take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs
the risk of heart attack or stroke may increase if you use more than directed or for longer than directed
Stop use and ask a doctor if
you experience any of the following signs of stomach bleeding:
have bloody or black stools
have stomach pain that does not get better
migraine headache pain is not relieved or gets worse after the first dose
any new symptoms appear
If pregnant or breast-feeding,
ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use ibuprofen during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.
Keep out of reach of children.
In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
do not take more than directed
the smallest effective dose should be used
take 2 capsules with a glass of water
if symptoms persist of worsen, ask your doctor
do not take more than 2 capsules in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor
under 18 years of age
ask a doctor
each capsule contains: potassium 20 mg
read all directions and warnings before use. Keep carton.
store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)
avoid excessive heat above 40°C (104°F)
D&C yellow no. 10, FD&C green no. 3, FD&C red no. 40, gelatin, light mineral oil, pharmaceutical ink, polyethylene glycol, potassium hydroxide, purified water, sorbitan, sorbitol
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Solubilized Ibuprofen Capsules, 200 mg
Pain Reliever (NSAID)
40 Liquid Filled Capsules
Liquid Filled Capsules
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