Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic drugs. Propionic acid derivatives
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), a propionic acid derivative that exerts its effect by inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins – mediators of pain and inflammation. Ibuprofen has analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effects.
Symptomatic treatment of headache, toothache, dysmenorrhea, neuralgia, back pain, joint, muscle, and rheumatic pain, as well as for cold and flu symptoms.
For short-term oral use only. Tablets should taken with water without chewing.
The lowest effective dose required to treat symptoms should be used for the shortest period of time. If symptoms persist for more than 5 days from the start of treatment or worsen, consult a physician.
The drug is prescribed for adults and children of more than 20 kg body weight (about 6 years old). The recommended daily dose is 20-30 mg/kg body weight. Do not exceed the dose of 30 mg/kg body weight per day.
For children of 20 to 30 kg body weight (6 to 11 years of age): 200 mg (1 tablet) per dose. A repeat dose is taken after 6 hours if required. Do not exceed the dose of 600 mg (3 tablets) per day.
Adults and children of more than 30 kg body weight: 200-400 mg (1-2 tablets) per dose. A repeat dose is taken after 4-6 hours if required. Do not exceed the dose of 1,200 mg (6 tablets) per day.