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Painkillers, ibuprofen

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Introduction
Ibuprofen is a medicine that is taken to ease mild to moderate pain, or reduce a high temperature. Learn more, including use in children, and side effects.
Special considerations
Pregnant women should not take ibuprofen, and people over 65 should use it with caution. Learn more about who can take ibuprofen.
Side effects of ibuprofen
Common side effects of ibuprofen include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, indigestion and abdominal pain. Learn more about ibuprofen side effects.
Interactions with other medicines
When two or more medicines are taken at the same time, the effects of the medicines are sometimes different to when they are taken separately (an interaction).
Missed or extra doses of ibuprofen
Take ibuprofen as directed on the packet or patient information leaflet, or as directed by your GP or pharmacist.