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Ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to relieve pain and reduce fever and inflammation.
Be sure to follow these medicine precautions:
Side effects of ibuprofen are usually mild. Stomach upset or discomfort is the most common side effect. If the medicine upsets your child's stomach, you can try giving it to your child with food. But if that doesn't help, talk with your doctor to make sure it's not a more serious problem.
Do not give your child ibuprofen if they have any of the following:
Do not give your child ibuprofen if they are taking any of the following medicines:
Adaptation Date: 8/18/2021
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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