- September 01, 2020
Ibuprofen is an everyday painkiller for a range of aches and pains, including back pain, migraines, period pain, toothache. It also treats inflammation such as strains and sprains, and pain from arthritis. It belongs to the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class. It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body and typically begins working within an hour.
Some of the common side effects include heartburn and a rash. Avoid taking aspirin unless your doctor tells you to. Do not use ibuprofen if you are trying to get pregnant or are already pregnant. Ibuprofen isn’t normally recommended in pregnancy – especially if you’re 30 or more weeks – unless it’s prescribed by a doctor. Ibuprofen is safe to take by mouth or use on your skin if you are breastfeeding.