ibuprofen It is one of the most popular medicines when it comes to pacifying many discomforts. it’s about a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory Can be used without a prescription and rivals paracetamol in popularity against mild to moderate pain.
The problem appears when a person self-medicates without prior instructions from a doctor or pharmacist, which may not have an effect and, even worse, can be hazardous to health. For this reason, the Spanish Agency for Medicine and Health Products (AEMPS) has once again recalled Importance of reading the brochure carefully Before you start using each medicine.
Specifically, according to (AEMPS), ibuprofen is used for To treat fever and treat pain Migraine with mild or moderate intensity. It is also used for the treatment of arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, non-rheumatic inflammation and primary dysmenorrhea. Ibuprofen works by stopping the body’s production of a substance that causes pain, fever, and inflammation.
is ideal Always keep the dosage well controlled And, according to AEMPS, always try to use the shortest one that is effective for us and for the shortest possible time. The agency also states that you should stop taking ibuprofen and see a doctor if you develop a skin rash, mucous membrane sores, blisters, or other signs of allergy, as these are the first signs of a very serious skin reaction. can be.
Cases in which ibuprofen should not be taken
these are Cases in which this medicine should not be consumedAccording to the prospectus approved by the Medicines Agency:
- yes it is Allergic (hypersensitive) to ibuprofenother non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin or any other ingredients of this drug.
- if you have a severe liver or kidney disease,
- if you have one stomach ulcer or bleeding or have suffered perforation of the duodenum or digestive tract.
- If you vomit blood.
- if you submit Black stool or bloody stools.
- if you are suffering bleeding or blood clotting disorderor are taking anticoagulants (medicines used to “thin” the blood).
- if you have a severe heart failure.
- If you are in your third trimester pregnancy,
In addition, AEMPS states that people with heart problems They have to be especially careful. They advise not to exceed the recommended dosage or duration of treatment, and to consult with your doctor if you have had a heart attack or any type of stroke, if you have congestive heart failure, angina, bypass surgery, peripheral artery disease. Consult.
Anti-inflammatory/pain relievers such as ibuprofen May be linked to a small increased risk of heart attack or stroke, especially when used in high doses,” the agency explains. They also recommend consulting your doctor about treatment if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, a family history of heart disease or stroke, or if you are a smoker.