Ibuprofen is indicated
- For the treatment of sign and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis and other non-rheumatoid arthropathies,
- For the treatment of non-articular rheumatic conditions, such as frozen shoulder, bursitis, tendinitis, tenosynovitis and low back pain,
- For the treatment of soft tissue injuries such as sprain, strain and post operative pain
- For the treatment of dysmenorrhoea,
- For the treatment of dental pain.
- For the treatment of cold & fever.
Dosage & Administration
- 20 mg per kg body weight daily in divided doses. In children weighing less than 30 kg the total daily dosage should not exceed 500 mg. If gastrointestinal disturbances occur Ibuprofen should be given with food or milk.
- 1-2 years: 1/2 tea spoonful (2.5 ml) 3-4 times daily;
- 3-7 years: 1 tea spoonful (5 ml) 3-4 times daily;
- 8-12 years: 2 tea spoonful (10 ml) 3-4 times daily. Ibuprofen is not recommended for children under 1 year.
- For arthritic pain: The dosage range is from 0.9 to 2.4 g per day. The usual dose is 400 mg, 3-4 times per day, preferably after food. The dose may be raised to a maximum of 2.4 g daily depending on the severity of symptom at the time of initiating drug therapy or as patients fail to respond. After a satisfactory response has been achieved the patients dose should be reviewed and adjusted as required and tapered gradually.
- For mild to moderate pain: 400 mg 6 hourly or as demanded by the condition.
- For dysmenorrhoea: 400 mg every 4 hours or as demanded by the condition.
Pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal and joint disorder: As 5% cream, foam, gel, spray soln or 10% gel: Apply onto affected area.