Advil Arthritis Pain capsule 400mg

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Description

This medication is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Typically, it is used for pain or to reduce fever. It may also be used for the relief of osteoarthritis, for menstrual pain, as well as for other uses. Its effects can be felt within 1 hour.

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Instructions

This medication is typically used 4 times a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Depending on the treated condition, it may be used regularly or only as needed. Follow the instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist.

Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed. It is not advisable to chew, crush or open the capsule of this medication since it has an unpleasant taste.

This medication may irritate the stomach, and should be taken with food. It is best to avoid coffee, spicy food or alcohol.

Side Effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause heartburn;
  • it may cause dizziness -- use caution when getting up from a lying or sitting position;
  • it may cause nausea or, rarely, vomiting;
  • it may cause diarrhea;
  • it may increase your blood pressure;
  • it could cause water retention and swelling.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

Additionnal Information

It is not recommended to combine this drug with another antiinflammatory. Carefully check for the presence of ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve) or diclofenac (Voltaren Emulgel) on drug labels.

This medication may interact with other medications or supplements, sometimes significantly. Many interactions, however, may be dealt with by a dosage adjustment or a change in medication schedule. Check with your pharmacist before using this medication in combination with any other medications (including non-prescription products), vitamins or natural products.

General Notes

When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:

  • Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
  • If you smoke, are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding;
  • The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.
It is also strongly recommended that you keep an up-to-date list of all the medications you take and carry it with you at all times. This could be useful if you have to see a health professional or need emergency care.

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