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when should you not take ibuprofen. What other drug has the same active ingredient


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Ibuprofen (MotrinĀ®, AdvilĀ®) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which has both analgesic (work to take away pain) and antipyretic (fever reducer) proprieties.  It can be found as a single agent or as a combination in cold and pain relief products.


There are many situations in which you should avoid any type of NSAID medication:  


You should always speak with your prescriber and pharmacist prior to taking ibuprofen if you are taking any other medications or have other health conditions.


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Sarah Hudson-DiSalle, PharmD, RPh
Specialty Practice Pharmacist of Outpatient Pharmacy
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University