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Interactions with other medications besides ibuprofen?

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. It is sold under various brand names, including Advil and Motrin [1]. When taking ibuprofen, it is important to be aware of potential interactions with other medications.

According to the National Health Service (NHS) [2], ibuprofen can interact with several medications, including:

- Anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin and heparin
- Aspirin and other NSAIDs
- Corticosteroids
- Lithium
- Methotrexate
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
- Diuretics
- ACE inhibitors
- Beta-blockers

These interactions can cause various side effects, including stomach bleeding, increased risk of heart attack or stroke, kidney damage, and reduced effectiveness of the medication.

A study published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association [3] found that ibuprofen can also interact with several over-the-counter medications, including:

- Antacids
- Cold and flu medications
- Allergy medications
- Herbal supplements
- Vitamins and minerals

These interactions can affect the absorption, metabolism, and elimination of ibuprofen, leading to potential side effects or reduced effectiveness.

It is important to always inform your healthcare provider about all medications, supplements, and herbal products you are taking before starting ibuprofen or any other medication. They can help you determine if there are any potential interactions and adjust your medication regimen accordingly.


Follow-up:   What medications interact with ibuprofen? Can ibuprofen be taken with other pain relievers? Are there any potential side effects of combining ibuprofen with other drugs?

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