Ibuprofen is a painkiller available over the counter without a prescription.
It's one of a group of painkillers callednon-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAIDs) and can be used to:
This topic covers:
Types of ibuprofen
Who can take ibuprofen
How to take ibuprofen
Interactions with medicines, food and alcohol
Side effects of ibuprofen
Overdoses of ibuprofen
Read about ibuprofen, a painkiller available over the counter without a prescription.
You can buy most types of ibuprofen from supermarkets, general retail outletsor pharmacies. Some types and pack sizes are only available from pharmacy counters, and some only on prescription. Ibuprof
Some people should avoid using ibuprofen and others should use it with caution.If you have any queries about using ibuprofen or any other medicines, speak to your GP or pharmacist, or call NHS 111 .
Make sure youuseibuprofenas directed on the label or leaflet, or as instructed by a health professional. How much you can take depends on your age, the type ofibuprofen you're taking and how strong i
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 t
Ibuprofen can cause a number of side effects. You shouldtake the lowest possible dose for the shortest possible time needed to control your symptoms. See the patient information leaflet that comes wi
Taking too much ibuprofen, known as an overdose, can be very dangerous. If you've taken more than the recommendedmaximum dose, go to your nearestaccident and emergency (A&E) department as soon a