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Caldolor Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Caldolor
Generic Name: ibuprofen injection (Pronunciation: EYE bue proe fen)
- What is ibuprofen (Caldolor)?
- What are the possible side effects of ibuprofen (Caldolor)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ibuprofen (Caldolor)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ibuprofen (Caldolor)?
- How is ibuprofen injection given (Caldolor)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Caldolor)?
- What happens if I overdose (Caldolor)?
- What should I avoid while receiving ibuprofen (Caldolor)?
- What other drugs will affect ibuprofen (Caldolor)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is ibuprofen (Caldolor)?
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Ibuprofen injection is used to reduce fever and treat pain.
Ibuprofen may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of ibuprofen (Caldolor)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Tell your caregivers at once if you have:
- chest pain, shortness of breath, sudden numbness or weakness, severe headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
- bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
- swelling or rapid weight gain;
- little or no urinating;
- nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
- pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating;
- bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;
- severe headache, neck stiffness, chills, increased sensitivity to light, and/or seizure (convulsions); or
- severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Common side effects may include:
- nausea, vomiting, gas;
- headache; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Caldolor (ibuprofen in water for injection) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about ibuprofen (Caldolor)?
You should not receive this medicine just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).
Ibuprofen may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke. Get emergency medical help if you have chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, or problems with vision or balance.
Ibuprofen may also cause stomach or intestinal bleeding. Call your doctor at once if you have bloody or tarry stools, or if you cough up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
Additional Caldolor Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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