Q-Profen (Oral)


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Q-Profen (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Q-Profen (Oral)

Q-Profen (Oral) Medication Classification

IBUPROFEN (By mouth)

Q-Profen (Oral) Brandname

Advil, Motrin Children's, Motrin IB, Advil Children's, Motrin Infants', Motrin Junior, Ibu-2, Q-Profen, Proprinal, Ibu-200, A-G Profen, Midol Cramp Formula, Bufen, Motrin Migraine Pain, Addaprin

Q-Profen (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Ibuprofen (eye-byoo-PROE-fen) Treats pain caused by arthritis, menstrual cramps, and other problems. Also reduces fever. Belongs to the group of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

When To Not Use Q-Profen (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to ibuprofen, aspirin, or other pain and arthritis medicines, such as Indocin®, Naprosyn® or Aleve®, Tolectin®, or Clinoril®. The reaction may have included wheezing or feeling short of breath, hives, rash, or swelling in the face.

How Should You Use Q-Profen (Oral)

Tablet, Liquid, Chewable Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
  • You may take the medicine with food, milk, or antacids (such as Maalox® or Mylanta®) so it does not upset your stomach.
  • Take the medicine with a full glass of water.
  • Shake the oral liquid before using.
  • Carefully measure your dose of oral liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • You must chew the chewable tablet completely before you swallow it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use the missed dose as soon as you remember.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use your medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Q-Profen (Oral) Storage

Store Q-Profen (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Q-Profen (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Q-Profen (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use ibuprofen with aspirin, products that contain aspirin, or other pain and arthritis medicine, including naproxen (Aleve®).
  • Ibuprofen can cause stomach bleeding. Drinking alcohol can make this worse. If you have 3 or more drinks of alcohol every day, ask your doctor if you should use ibuprofen. One drink of alcohol is the same as 4 ounces of wine, 12 ounces of beer, or 1 ounce of hard liquor (gin, whiskey, and others).
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using Coumadin®.

Q-Profen (Oral) Warnings

  • Talk to your doctor before using ibuprofen if you have high blood pressure, liver or kidney disease, heart failure, or ulcers or other stomach problems.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine. You should not use ibuprofen during the last 3 months of pregnancy.
  • This medicine may cause ulcers and stomach bleeding. This can happen without warning signs. You may need to see your doctor for regular check-ups while using this medicine.
  • You can buy ibuprofen without a doctor's prescription, but you should talk to your doctor before you start using it. Do not use the medicine more that 10 days (if treating pain) or 3 days (if treating fever) unless you have talked to your doctor.

Q-Profen (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe rash or hives, or red peeling skin
  • Swelling in the face or around the eyes
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Bloody or black tarry stools
  • Severe stomach pain or bloody vomit
  • Bloody or cloudy urine
  • Unexplained bruising or bleeding
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or mild stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Swelling in the feet or legs

Q-Profen (Oral) Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.0***

 

(based on 2 reviews)

Effectiveness:

*****

Ease of Use:

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