10 Common Side Effects Of Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen, a Non-Steroid Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID), is most commonly used as a painkiller and anti-inflammatory by both adults and children older than six months. It helps ease body swelling, fever, and pain by hindering the production of some inflammation-causing substances in your body.

The Pediatric Working Group of the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA) reported in 2010 after in-depth research that ibuprofen had side effects because of its reaction with ketoprofen. A couple of side effects of ibuprofen have been revealed, which we will discuss below, but that doesn't mean ibuprofen is completely harmful. The point is that you should take ibuprofen under a doctor's prescription and as moderately as possible.

When a doctor prescribes ibuprofen to you, he or she is supposed to know that depending on your situation, the benefits of your consuming ibuprofen should surpass any dangerous side effects it may bring out. However, the main problem is the uncontrolled buying of ibuprofen as it is an over the counter drug.

Here are 10 common side effects of ibuprofen you should watch out for:

Ibuprofen Side Effect #1: Heartburn and Stomach Pain

Heartburn (burning sensation) is a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that is caused by digestive juice refluxing up the esophagus. A burning sensation occurs when the blend of digestive juice and food gets up the esophagus because of the esophagus sphincter opening. Besides, heartburn can also happen within the stomach if digestive juices begin to burn your stomach lining.

When you consume ibuprofen (or other NSAID pill) in excess, it restrains the production of chemicals which protect the stomach lining from the corrosion of digestive juice. Such effects cause severe stomach pains.

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