Active ingredient (in each capsule)Solubilized ibuprofen equal to 200mg ibuprofen (NSAID)* (present as the free acid and potassium salt) * nonsteroidal anti- inflammatory drug
Pain reliever/ fever reducer
temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:
minor pain of arthritis
the common cold
temporarily reduces fever
WarningsAllergy alert: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 non prescription NSAIDS [aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others]
have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
take more or for 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
the 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 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
pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days
fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
redness or swelling is present in the painful area
any new symptoms appear
If pregnant or breast- feedingask 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 childrenIn 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
adults and children 12 years and over:
take 1 capsule every 4 to 6 hours while symptoms persist
if pain or fever does not respond to 1 capsule, 2 capsules may be used
do not exceed 6 capsules in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor
children under 12 years: ask a doctor
each capsule contains: potassium 20 mg
read all warnings and directions before use.
store at 20°- 25°C (68°- 77°F)
avoid excessive heat above 40°C (104°F). Protect from light.
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