Avoid Ibuprofen when taking anti-hypertensive drugs-Expert

Ibuprofen is one heterogeneous group of compounds that are classified as non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that have anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic (anti-fever) effects.
It belongs to the family of propionic acid and shares some properties with aspirin. It usually appears as tablet, suspension or any other pharmaceutically available form in most parts of the world. It is one of the common pain reliever.
The common adverse effects of using ibuprofen
At normal recommended doses, ibuprofen or most other NSAIDs could be associated with the following side effects; gastric and duodenal ulceration (wound) that can be associated with bleeding and anaemia, mild dyspesia, heartburn, indigestion, flatulence (gas in the stomach), bloating, it could prevent blood clotting, delayed labour and  premature closure of ductus arteriosus (blood vessel of unborn child). Also, acute kidney injury, salt and water retention that worsens heart failure, respiratory problem in asthmatic could be classified under side effects. It is one of the safest groups of NSAIDs.
It should be taken as prescribed by the doctor or recommended by the pharmacist. It could be taken whenever there is symptom of pain, fever, inflammation, but should generally not to exceed three days except advised by either the doctor or the pharmacist. It could be taken once, twice, three times or four times daily.

One should avoid taking ibuprofen on empty stomach; use on a patient very prone to seizure especially in patient taking ciprofloxacine or its likes; the use of any other NSAIDs like diclofenac, piroxicam; other drugs worsening bleeding tendency like anti-coagulant; concurrent intake of anti-hypertensive or drugs used in heart failure; and in ulcer and asthmatic patients.

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