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IBULAR TABLETS 400MG
Active substance(s): IBUPROFEN / IBUPROFEN / IBUPROFEN
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Ibuprofen 200/400mg Leaflet
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For more severe conditions your doctor may
prescribe up to 1,600mg daily until your condition
is under control.
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Ibular Tablets 200mg and 400mg
The usual daily dosage is 20 mg per kg of
bodyweight, given in divided doses.
For children who weigh less than 30kg the
maximum dose in 24 hours is 500mg.
Your doctor will decide on the dose.
Ringing in ears (tinnitus)
Sensation of feeling dizzy or spinning
Serious allergic reaction which
causes swelling of the face or throat.
Rare (affects up to 1 in a 1000 people):
Feeling depressed or confused
Fluid retention (oedema)
A brain infection called 'non-bacterial
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start
Have any kind of stroke or think that you might
If you take more Ibular Tablets than you should
taking this medicine because it contains
be at risk of these conditions (e.g. if you have a
You should contact a doctor or go to the nearest
Loss of vision
important information for you.
family history of heart disease or stroke, high
hospital casualty department IMMEDIATELY taking
Changes in blood count - the first signs are:
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol or
your tablets with you.
high temperature, sore throat, mouth ulcers,
are a smoker).
flu-like symptoms, feeling very tired, bleeding
There is an increased risk of the elderly having
If you have any further questions, ask your
from the nose and the skin
If you forget to take your tablets
doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
Reduction in blood cells (anaemia)
Take them as soon as you remember, unless it is
This medicine has been prescribed for you
Serious allergic reaction which causes difficulty
almost time for your next dose. If it is, do not take
only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to
in breathing or dizziness
the missed dose at all. Never double up on a dose
them, even if their signs of illness are the same
you, talk to your doctor, or pharmacist or nurse
Severe sore throat with high fever
to make up for the one you have missed.
before taking this medicine.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
If you have any further questions on the use of this
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
Other medicines and Ibular
Very rare (affects up to 1 in 10,000 people):
medicine, ask your doctor, or pharmacist or nurse.
side effects not listed in this leaflet, see section
Some medicines that are anti-coagulants (i.e. thin
blood/prevent clotting e.g. aspirin/acetylsalicylic
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
acid, warfarin, ticlodipine), some medicines that
reduce high blood pressure (ACE-inhibitors such
What is in this leaflet
Inflammation of the pancreas
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side
1. What Ibular Tablets 200mg and 400mg are
as captopril, beta-blockers such as atenolol, or
Skin problems (which can also affect inside
effects, although not everyone gets them.
and what they are used for
angiotensin-II receptor antagonists such as
your mouth, nose or ears) such as 'Stevens2. What you need to know before you take
losartan) and other medicines may affect or be
Johnson syndrome', 'toxic epidermal necrolysis'
STOP TAKING Ibular Tablets and seek
Ibular Tablets 200mg and 400mg
affected by treatment with ibuprofen. You should
or 'erythema multiforme'
immediate medical help if you experience:
3. How to take Ibular Tablets 200mg and
therefore always seek the advice of your doctor or
High blood pressure.
Signs of aseptic meningitis such as severe
pharmacist before you use ibuprofen with other
headache, high temperature, stiffness of the
4. Possible side effects
medicines. In particular you should tell your doctor
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated
neck or intolerance to bright light.
5. How to store Ibular Tablets 200mg and
or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following
from available data):
Signs of intestinal bleeding such as
medicines in addition to those mentioned above.
Worsening of ulcerative colitis or Crohn's
Passing blood in your faeces
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Disease (inflammation of the colon).
You should avoid taking these tablets with the
Passing black tarry stools
1. WHAT IBULAR TABLETS 200MG AND
Reporting of side effects
Vomiting any blood or dark particles that
400MG ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED
Aspirin or other non-steroidal antiIf you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
look like coffee grounds
inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain relief
pharmacist or nurse. This includes side effects not
Corticosteroids (e.g hydrocortisone) given to
listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects
TELL YOUR DOCTOR AND STOP TAKING
Ibular Tablets belong to a group of medicines
treat a variety of conditions such as allergies
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
IBULAR TABLETS IF YOU EXPERIENCE:
called non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs).
and hormone imbalances
Unexplained stomach pain (abdominal pain) or
They work by relieving pain, reducing
Quinolones e.g ciprofloxacin (antibiotics
By reporting side effects you can help provide
other abnormal stomach symptoms,
inflammation, swelling and fever.
used to treat infections) may cause fits and
more information on the safety of this medicine.
indigestion, heartburn, feeling sick and/or
aminoglycosides (e.g. gentamicin) used to
Ibular Tablets are used in the treatment of
5. HOW TO STORE IBULAR TABLETS 200MG
Unexplained wheezing, shortness of breath,
rheumatoid arthritis, including juvenile rheumatoid
Gingko biloba the herbal extract used to treat
skin rash, itching or bruising (these may be
arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthrosis and
symptoms of an allergic reaction)
other non-rheumatoid arthropathies.
Cardiac glycosides such as digoxin (used for
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach
Yellowing of the eyes and/or skin (jaundice)
These tablets can also be used to treat capsulitis,
some heart conditions) may worsen heart
Severe sore throat with high fever (these may
bursitis, tendinitis, tenosynovitis, low back pain,
be symptoms of a condition known as
and soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains.
Diuretics (water tablets) effects may be
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
decreased. Potassium sparing diuretics may
Blurred or disturbed vision (visual impairment)
which is stated on the carton. The expiry date
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU
increase the blood level of potassium
or seeing/hearing strange things
refers to the last day of that month.
TAKE IBULAR TABLETS 200MG AND
Ciclosporin or tacrolimus (medicines used to
prevent rejection after transplant) - may harm
Fluid retention e.g. swollen ankles (this may be
Store in a cool dry place.
a sign of kidney problems)
Do not take Ibular Tablets:
Lithium (medicine to treat depression) or
Severe spreading skin rash (Stevens-Johnson
Do not use this medicine if you notice visible signs
If you are allergic to or have ever had an
digoxin (medicine to treat impaired heart
Syndrome and erythema multiforme, symptoms
allergic reaction (e.g asthma, inflammation of
function) increase in blood levels of these
include severe skin rash, blistering of skin,
the insides of the nose, swelling of the skin) to
including inside mouth, nose, and genitals, as
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater
other NSAIDs like aspirin or diclofenac or any
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
or household waste. Return any left over tablets to
well as skin peeling which may be
other ingredients in this medicine
(SSRIs) e.g fluoxetine used to treat depression
your pharmacist. These measures will help protect
accompanied with symptoms such as aching,
Have (or have had two or more episodes of) a
Mifepristone (used to induce abortion).
headaches, and feverishness).
stomach ulcer, perforation or bleeding in the
NSAIDs should not be used 8-12 days after
taking mifepristone as NSAIDs can reduce
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER
Medicines such as Ibular Tablets have been
Have had gastrointestinal bleeding or
associated with a small increased risk of heart
perforation when previously taking NSAIDs
Methotrexate (to treat psoriasis, rheumatoid
attack (myocardial infarction) or stroke.
Suffer from severe liver, kidney or heart failure
arthritis and certain tumors)
What Ibular Tablets contain
Are in the last 3 months of pregnancy
Medicines to treat HIV (e.g. zidovudine)
The active substance is Ibuprofen.
Medicines such as Ibular Tablets have in
You have a condition which increases your
Cholestyramine (a drug used to lower
Each Ibular 200mg Tablet contains 200mg of
exceptional cases been associated with severe
tendency to bleeding.
the active ingredient ibuprofen.
skin problems for patients with chicken pox or
Medicines known as sulphonylureas such as
Each Ibular 400mg Tablet contains 400mg of
Warnings and precautions
glibenclamide (used to treat diabetes)
the active ingredient ibuprofen.
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before
Medicines to treat fungal infections such as
Blood disorders, kidney problems, liver problems
taking this medicine if you:
voriconazole or fluconazole.
The other ingredients are: lactose, povidone,
or severe skin reactions may occur rarely with
Have kidney, heart, liver or bowel problems
maize starch, talc, magnesium stearate, colloidal
Have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) a
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
sodium, gelatin, macrogol 1540, calcium
condition of the immune system affecting
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you
carbonate, sucrose, erythrosine E127.
Very rarely Ibular Tablets may cause aseptic
connective tissue resulting in joint pain, skin
may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby,
meningitis (inflammation of the protective
change and disorders of other organs
ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
What Ibular Tablets looks like and contents of
membrane surrounding the brain).
Are asthmatic or suffer from allergic reactions
taking this medicine.
Ibular Tablets 200mg and 400mg are pink, circular
Ibular Tablets have also been shown to sometimes
Are in the first 6 months of pregnancy
Ibular Tablets should not be used in late pregnancy
sugar coated tablets.
worsen the symptoms of Crohn's disease or colitis.
Have heart problems, have had a previous
(the last three months) and should only be taken in
stroke or think that you may be at risk of these
the first six months of pregnancy on the advice of
Coated tablets are supplied in securitainers
Other side effects
conditions (for example if you have high blood
containing 14, 28, 30, 56, 60, 84, 90, 100 and 500
Common (affects up to 1 in 10 people):
pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol or are a
Driving and using machines
Feeling dizzy or tired
Have a history of gastrointestinal disease (such
These tablets may make you feel dizzy, drowsy
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Stomach pain, indigestion, diarrhoea, feeling
as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease)
and you may have a headache or visual
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sick, being sick, wind, constipation
Are currently taking other NSAIDs.
disturbances. If you think that you are affected
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Headache - if this happens while you are taking
after taking these tablets do not drive or operate
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this medicine it is important not to take any
machinery until you feel better.
other medicines for pain to help with this.
Ibular Tablets belongs to a group of medicines
which may impair female fertility. This is reversible
Ibular Tablets contain lactose and sucrose
Uncommon (affects up to 1 in a 100 people):
on stopping the medicine. It is unlikely that Ibular
If you have been told by your doctor that you have
Tablets used occasionally will affect your chances
an intolerance to some sugars you should talk to
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your doctor before taking this medicine.
of becoming pregnant. However, tell your doctor
Feeling a tingling sensation or 'pins and
before taking this medicine if you have problems
3. HOW TO TAKE IBULAR TABLETS 200MG
This leaflet was last revised in August 2016.
Medicines such as Ibular Tablets may be
Skin becomes sensitive to light
associated with a small increased risk of heart
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor
Visual disturbances, hearing problems
attack (myocardial infarction) or stroke. Any risk is
has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist
Hepatitis, yellowing of your skin or eyes,
more likely with high doses and prolonged
if you are not sure.
reduced liver function
Take your tablets with or after food, with a glass of
treatment. Do not exceed the recommended dose
Reduced kidney function, inflammation of the
water. The tablets should be swallowed whole.
or duration of treatment. You should discuss your
kidneys, kidney failure
treatment with your doctor or pharmacist before
Sneezing, blocked, itchy or runny nose (rhinitis)
taking Ibular Tablets if you:
Stomach or gut ulcer, hole in the wall of the
The recommended initial dose is 1,200mg daily in
Have heart problems including heart failure,
angina (chest pain) or you have had a heart
Inflammation of your stomach lining
attack, bypass surgery or peripheral artery
Small bruises on your skin or inside your
disease (poor circulation in the legs or feet due
A maintenance dose of 600mg to 1,200mg daily
mouth, nose or ears
to narrow or blocked arteries)
may be prescribed.
Difficulty breathing, wheezing or coughing,
asthma or worsening of asthma
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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