Interactions with medicines, food and alcohol

Ibuprofen can react unpredictably with certain other medicines. This can affect how well either medicine works and increase the risk of side effects.

Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to see if it can be taken withibuprofen.Ask your GP or local pharmacist if you're not sure.

As ibuprofen is a type ofNSAID, you shouldn't take more than one of these at a time or you'll have an increased risk of side effects.

NSAIDs can also interact with many other medicines, including:

  • some types of antidepressants used to treat depression
  • beta-blockers used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • diureticswhich reduce the amount of fluid in your body

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018