temporarily relieves these symptoms associated with hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies, and the common cold:
itchy, watery eyes
itching of the nose or throat
minor aches and pains
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
in children under 12 years of age
if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer
right before or after heart surgery
if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.
Ask a doctor before use if
you have a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis
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, asthma, thyroid disease, diabetes, glaucoma, or trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland
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 sedatives or tranquilizers
taking any other product that contains pseudoephedrine, chlorpheniramine or any other nasal decongestant or antihistamine
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
avoid alcoholic drinks
be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery
drowsiness may occur
alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
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
fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
nasal congestion lasts for more than 7 days
redness or swelling is present in the painful area
you get nervous, dizzy, or sleepless
symptoms continue or get worse
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
adults: take 1 caplet every 4-6 hours while symptoms persist.
do not take more than 6 caplets in any 24-hour period, unless directed by a doctor
children under 12 years of age: do not use
read all warnings and directions before use. Keep carton.
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