Brufen 200 mg is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine, which is used to relieve pain associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea), muscle aches, headache, back pain, dental pain, etc. It is also used to treat mild-to-moderate fever. Do not take this medicine if you have any bleeding disorder or asthma or a known allergy to this medicine. This medicine is not recommended for use children below 12 years of age.
Brufen 200 mg is a pain-relieving medicine. It is used to treat many conditions such as headache, fever, period pain, toothache, colds, and mild arthritis. It is also a common ingredient in many cold and flu remedies.
Brufen 200 mg Tablet should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset and reduce side effects. In general, you should try to use the smallest amount necessary to control your symptoms, for the shortest possible time. You should take this medicine regularly while you need it. Try not to miss doses as it will become less effective if you do.
The medicine is well tolerated with little or no side effects. However, it may cause vomiting, stomach pain, nausea, and indigestion in some people. If any of these side effects do not resolve with time or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms.
Uses of Brufen 200 mg
- Pain relief
- Treatment of Fever
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Brufen 200 Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Brufen 200 mg Work
Brufen 200 mg is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).
Benefits of Brufen 200 mg
Brufen 200 mg is a common painkiller used to treat aches and pains. It blocks chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It is effective in relieving pain caused by headache, migraine, nerve pain, toothache, sore throat, period (menstrual) pains, arthritis, and muscle aches. This medicine is very widely used and very rarely causes side effects if taken at the right dosage.
Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more or for longer than needed as that can be dangerous. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
Side effects Of Brufen 200 mg
Most Brufen 200 mg do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Brufen
- Abdominal pain
Take this medicine with or immediately after food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor.
1.Is it safe to use Brufen 200 mg Tablet?
Brufen 200 mg Tablet is safe for most patients. However, in some patients, it may cause some unwanted side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, heartburn and diarrhea. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem due to this medication.
2.What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Brufen 200 mg ?
Before starting treatment with Brufen 200 mg tell your doctor if you have any other health problems, like kidney or liver-related issues. This is because certain medical conditions may affect your treatment and you may even need dose modifications.
Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are planning a baby, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
3.What if I forget to take a dose of Brufen 200 mg ?
If you forget a dose of Brufen 200 mg, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.
4.Can I stop taking Brufen 200 mg when my pain is relieved?
Brufen 200 mg should be continued as advised by your doctor, if you are using the medicine for a condition associated with long-term pain. It can be discontinued if you are using it for short-term pain relief.
5.Can the use of Brufen 200 mg cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of Brufen 200 mg may cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips.
Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine or a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to your doctor.
6.Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Brufen 200 mg?
The use of Brufen 200 mg is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components of this medicine. It should be avoided in patients with known allergy to other painkillers (NSAIDs).
The use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of stomach ulcers or in patients with active or recurrent stomach ulcer/bleeding. It should also be avoided in patients with a history of heart failure, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.
7.Is Brufen 200 mg helpful in relieving stomach pain?
No, Brufen 200 Tablet should not be taken for stomach pain without consulting a physician. This drug can increase stomach acid secretion which may aggravate an unknown underlying condition.
8.Can Brufen 200 mg cause dizziness?
Yes, Brufen 200 mg can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, do not drive or use any machines. It is better to rest for sometime and resume once you feel better.