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Ibuprofen is a medication in the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class that is used for treating pain, fever, and inflammation. This includes painful menstrual periods, migraines, and rheumatoid arthritis. It can be used by mouth or intravenously. It typically begins working within an hour.
Side Effects[edit | edit source]
Using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory precautions is recommended to avoid gastrointestinal side effects. Hepatic and renal dysfunction may occur, and peripheral edema. Central nervous system side effects include "dizziness, headaches, drowsiness and evidence of hypersensitives." 
More commonly reported ones are:
- Gastrointestinal side-effects including bleeding.
More commonly reported ones in children are:
Less commonly reported ones are:
Evidence[edit | edit source]
Dose[edit | edit source]
A dose of 200mg, as needed, up to 4 times a day, is suggested by the Canadian Consensus Criteria.
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References[edit | edit source]
- Carruthers, Bruce M.; Jain, Anil Kumar; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Klimas, Nancy G.; Lerner, A. Martin; Bested, Alison C.; Flor-Henry, Pierre; Joshi, Pradip; Powles, A C Peter; Sherkey, Jeffrey A.; van de Sande, Marjorie I. (2003), "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols" (PDF), Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 11 (2): 53–55, doi:10.1300/J092v11n01_02, ISBN 9780789022073