Ibuprofen is used to relieve pain from various conditions such as headache dental pain menstrual cramps muscle aches or arthritis. It is also used to reduce fever and to relieve minor aches and pain due to the common cold or flu. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking your bodys production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation. This effect helps to decrease swelling pain or fever.
If you are treating a chronic condition such as arthritis ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain. See also Warning section.
This form of ibuprofen is intended for use in children. Do not give this medication to a child younger than 2 years unless directed by the doctor.
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