MED-Ibuprofen

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amerelman
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MED-Ibuprofen
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2010-09-12 12:27:27
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  1. Functional Class
    Antipyretic, Analgesic, NSAID
  2. Mechanism of Action
    Inhibits Cyclooxygenase (COX) decreasing production of prostaglandins thus decreasing pain, fever, and inflammation.
  3. Indications
    Fever
  4. Contraindications
    • Hypersensitivity
    • Less than 6 months old
    • GI Intolerance such as Colitis
  5. Precautions
    • Pregnancy
    • Peptic ulcer disease
    • Pulmonary edema
    • HTN
  6. Side Effects
    • Nausea
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Diarrhea
    • Dizziness
    • Tinnitus
  7. Interactions
    • Reduces effectiveness of loop diuretics and ACE-inhibitors
    • Increases hemorrhage potential when given with aspirin
  8. Dosage and Route
    • Adult: 200-600 mg PO/PR q 6-8 hours
    • Pedi: 10 mg/kg PO/PR q 6-8 hours

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