Ibuprofen is a pharmaceutical drug that is classified as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).


Ibuprofen is used to treat a number of conditions including:
  • Mild to moderate pain
  • Severe pain (when combined with codeine)
  • Fever
  • Swollen, red and tender tissues (inflammation)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, back pain and gout (in conjunction with physiotherapy)

Overdose & Mixing with Other Drugs

Dangerous Signs

If you take more than the recommended dose, you could overdose. If you have any of the symptoms below, call an ambulance straight away by dialing 999 or 112:

  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Anxiety and paranoia
  • Anaemia (low red blood cell count)
  • Vomiting blood that may look like coffee grounds and bowel motions that look like black tar
  • Severe allergic reaction, including swelling of the face
  • Kidney and liver problems
  • Seizures
  • Coma and death

Mixing Ibuprofen with other drugs


Can increase the risk of stomach irritation and discomfort.

Side Effects of

There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries risk – even medications can produce unwanted side effects.

The effects of taking Ibuprofen with other drugs including over-the-counter or prescribed medications can be unpredictable and dangerous.