A report from the UK National Health Service (NHS) revealed that 1% of patients who take ibuprofen, the pain reliever and anti-inflammatory drug, experience side effects.
Express notes that ibuprofen is produced in the form of tablets, ointments, and more. And when used on the skin, adverse reactions are less than when used orally. The most common side effects of ibuprofen are headache, dizziness, nausea, and stomach upset.
But in some cases, ibuprofen can cause dangerous side effects. Therefore, you should immediately contact a doctor.
First, black stools and blood in vomit indicate stomach bleeding.
Secondly, swelling of the ankles, the appearance of blood in the urine or difficulty urinating, indicates a problem with the kidneys.
Third, the emergence of pain in the chest or abdomen.
Fourth, shortness of breath.
It rarely causes allergic reactions.
And the patient, upon the appearance of any of these side effects, must see a doctor to replace that drug with another.