Ibuprofen on an empty stomach may cause Stomach Ulcer..
My Uncle, and IAS, went to my native place to celebrate Holi. As usual, the typical Indian delicacies were served. Before even enjoying them, he took Ibuprofen as he was suffering a tooth ache. Within hours, he suffered from massive stomach ache- the delicacies being held has the culprit. We all rushed to the nearest nursing home. The doctor was quick to diagnose, Ibuprofen empty stomach, as the culprit. A thorough stomach was being done to relieve him.
Ibuprofen is an over the counter painkiller and anti-inflammatory drug widely used. Few people know that if it is taken empty stomach, it can corrode the inner lining of stomach and can cause severe ulceration. In more severe cases, bleeding may start. The maximum permissible dose of ibuprofen is 2400mg/day. Any dose beyond this are bound to cause the side effects. This must be kept in mind that this drug is never taken empty stomach. Paracetamol can be a more preferred drug of choice which can be taken empty stomach and don’t have any such side effects.
Ibuprofen Other side effects
commonly Side Effects include :
- Stomach pain
- Upset stomach
- Gas problem
- Itching in eyes
- Itching or Rashes
- Diarrhea, etc.
And Instant Contact with your doctor If you anything feel like :
- Signs of heart attack
- Stomach Ulcer
- Signs of Stroke
- vision change
- Shortness of breath
- Anemia : pale skin, high BP,etc.
- Kidney Problem: pain while urination , swelling in your feet and ankles,etc.
- liver Problem: stomach pain, dark urine, etc.
Normally an Adult dose for Osteoarthritis
400mg to 800mg in every 6 to 8 hr
May be increased by the doctor’s prescription Upto 2400mg .
An Adult dose for Pain
200mg to 400mg in every 4 to 6 hr as required.
An Adult Dose for Fever
200mg to 400mg in every 4 to 6 hr. as required.
patient have to well hydrated before ibuprofen doses.