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    Brufen Information

    Brufen, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Cream, Gel, Syrup, Tablet, Suspension. It is typically used for the treatment of Fever, Pain. Secondary and off-label uses of Brufen have also been mentioned below.

    The optimal dosage of Brufen is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Brufen can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Brufen normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

    Furthermore, you should know that effect of Brufen is Moderate for pregnant women and Mild for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Brufen has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Brufen related warnings section.

    Brufen is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Asthma, Bleeding, Stomach Infection as it can result in adverse effects. Other contraindications of Brufen have been discussed in the sections ahead.

    Additionally, Brufen may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

    In addition to the above precautions for Brufen, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



    Brufen Benefits & Uses

    Brufen is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Brufen Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Arthritis
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 1 Tablet
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 6 hourly
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Adult
    • Disease: Arthritis
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 1 Tablet
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 6 hourly
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Arthritis
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 1 Tablet
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 6 hourly
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

    Brufen Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Brufen safe for pregnant women?


      Brufen can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Brufen right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

      Moderate
    • Is the use of Brufen safe during breastfeeding?


      Brufen has been seen to have minimal side effects on breastfeeding women.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Brufen on the Kidneys?


      Kidney can be affected by Brufen. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Brufen on the Liver?


      You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Brufen. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Brufen on the Heart?


      Brufen may have severe effects on your heart, so do not take it without first consulting your doctor.

      Severe


    Severe Interaction of Brufen with Other Drugs

    Brufen should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe

    Moderate



    Brufen Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Brufen unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Brufen

    • Is this Brufen habit forming or addictive?


      No, there is no any evidence that Brufen is addictive.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Brufen since it will not make you feel sleepy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but consume Brufen only on doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      There is no benefit of taking Brufen for mental disorders.

      No

    Brufen Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Brufen


      There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Brufen with food.

      Unknown
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Brufen


      Taking alcohol with Brufen can be dangerous.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Brufen

    Question about 5 years ago

    How to take Brufen?

    Dr. Chirag Bhingradiya MBBS , Pediatrics

    Brufen is available in the form of a tablet, chewable tablet, suspension and drops, and syrup. Prescription Brufen is taken every 4 to 6 hours for arthritis and pain. Adults and children older than 12 years may take non-prescription Brufen every 4 to 6 hours. Children and infants may be given Brufen every 6 to 8 hours. It is important to take Brufen with food or milk so as to prevent stomach upset. If you are taking Brufen every day, remember to take it at the same time. Brufen is also available in combination with other drugs for treating cold and cough. If you have prescribed a combination containing Brufen, do not take any non-prescription drug containing Brufen as it might cause overdosage. Shake the drops and suspensions well before use. 

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can Brufen cause weight gain?

    Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

    Yes, Brufen can cause weight gain. Weight gain is one of the adverse effects of taking it as it causes fluid retention or worsens the existing fluid retention. It is therefore important that if you notice these changes in your body and immediately speak to a doctor in case of an adverse reaction to Brufen. Do not use it for long-term until and unless recommended.

    Question over 5 years ago

    What is Brufen?

    Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

    Brufen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which is used for the treatment of tenderness, swelling, stiffness, and pain associated with osteoarthritis in which there is a breakdown of the lining of the joints, and rheumatoid arthritis in which there is swelling of the lining of the joints. It is also used for alleviation of the menstrual pain, before and during the menstrual cycle. It is also used to relieve fever and pain associated with a headache, minor aches, sprains, common cold, toothache, and backache. It also shows the antiplatelet effect which means it prevents the formation of blood clots. Brufen is used for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (a chronic skin disease causing scaling and swelling), gouty arthritis (which develops from the built up of some chemical in the joints) and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that affects the spine).

    Question about 5 years ago

    Does Brufen increase the risk of heart disease?

    Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, the risk of a heart disease increases with the intake of Brufen, especially during a long-term use, in comparison to those people who do not use Brufen. The drug should be avoided if you have had a history heart attack or cardiac ailments. You must inform your doctor if someone in your family had a heart attack or a stroke, if you smoke, or if you have ever had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Call for the emergency help right away if you experience slurred speech, shortness of breath, chest pain or weakness in one side of the body.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Brufen have muscle relaxant properties?

    Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

    No, Brufen is not a muscle relaxant. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug which is used to relieve pain and inflammation associated with aches, sprains, and strains. 



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 666-668

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 200

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Motrin® (Ibuprofen)

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