Dexibuprofen

Description

Dexibuprofen is used to relieve pain in the conditions like Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is also used to treat mild to moderate fever and pain. Do not take this medicine if you have any bleeding disorder, asthma or have a known allergy.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Dexibuprofen

  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Skin rash
  • Blood in urine and stools

Uses of Dexibuprofen

What is it prescribed for?

  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fever and Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 2 to 5 hours.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 to 14 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    This medicine should not be consumed with alcohol. Symptoms of stomach bleeding (such as the presence of dried and coffee colored blood in cough or stools) should be reported to the doctor immediately.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is known to be excreted through breast milk in small amounts. It is recommended in breastfeeding women only if necessary.

Allergy

Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Dexibuprofen or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs

Asthma

Not recommended in patients with known conditions like asthma, rhinitis, and urticaria.

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)

Not recommended in patients with recent heart surgery.

Gastro-intestinal bleeding

Not recommended in patients with peptic ulcer disease or any gastrointestinal bleeding disorders.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is known to be excreted through breast milk in small amounts. It is recommended in breastfeeding women only if necessary.
General warnings

Gastro-intestinal bleeding

This medicine may cause severe bleeding when taken for a long time. Elderly population with the history of the gastrointestinal disease are at higher risk. Any symptoms of blood in stools and vomiting should be informed to the doctor.

Heart surgery

This medicine is not recommended in patients with recent heart surgery.

Asthma

This medicine is not recommended in patients with asthma or having known allergy to aspirin.

Impaired kidney function

This medicine is known to cause kidney injury. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary. The dose should be adjusted based on the CrCl.

Impaired liver function

This medicine is known to cause liver injury. The baseline of liver enzymes should be obtained before starting the treatment. Inform the doctor if any signs of the increase in the liver enzymes appear.

Missed Dose

The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for the next dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Drinking alcohol with this medicine substantially increases the risks of stomach bleeding.

Instructions

This medicine should not be consumed with alcohol. Symptoms of stomach bleeding (such as the presence of dried and coffee colored blood in cough or stools) should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Interaction with Medicine

Methotrexate

Corticosteroids

Aspirin

Antihypertensives

Disease interactions

Asthma

Dexibuprofen should not be taken if you have NSAID-sensitive asthma. Any such history should be reported to the doctor so that appropriate substitution can be done.

Fluid Retention and edema

Dexibuprofen should be taken only after consulting a doctor. Monitoring of blood pressure and heart conditions is necessary on a regular level during the course of therapy.

Skin rash

Dexibuprofen can cause these fatal skin allergies without any warnings. Signs and symptoms like rashes, hives, fever or other allergic symptoms should be reported without any delay. This condition requires immediate medical intervention.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Dexibuprofen as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than prescribed. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor. Drink adequate amount of water to minimize the stomach irritation. Monitoring of kidney function is necessary. Inform the doctor if symptoms of unusual bleeding appear.
Miscelleneous

To be taken after food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Dexibuprofen works by inhibiting the chemical substances in the body that causes pain and swelling.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Schedule

Schedule H

Dexibuprofen - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 31 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB09213

[Internet]. Mhra.gov.uk. 2018 [cited 8 January 2018]. Available from:

http://www.mhra.gov.uk/home/groups/spcpil/documents/spcpil/con1493963464701.pdf

[Internet]. Mri.cts-mrp.eu. 2018 [cited 8 January 2018]. Available from:

http://mri.cts-mrp.eu/download/AT_H_0111_005_FinalSPC.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 8 Jan 2018

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