Guide To Fever-Reducing Medications

Ibuprofen 

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Ibuprofen helps relieve fever and reduce inflammation. Typically, adults with a fever are advised to take an initial dose of two hundred milligrams every four to six hours. If necessary, they can increase their dose to four hundred milligrams. Patients should take no more than 1,200 milligrams per day. Ibuprofen can increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. This risk is higher for individuals with heart disease. It is also higher for those who take this medication in large doses or for extended periods. 

Ibuprofen increases the risk of stomach bleeding in seniors. Patients with high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, liver disease, or kidney disease should ask a doctor before taking this medication. Generally, this medicine should not be used with acetylsalicylic acid. Individuals may notice headaches, dizziness, heartburn, or nervousness while using ibuprofen. Some patients could develop ringing in their ears. It may help to take ibuprofen with food or milk to reduce the risk of an upset stomach.

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