Ibuproxam is a drug that belongs to a class of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It reduces pain and inflammation by inhibiting the release of prostaglandins. This medicine is usually applied to the skin as an ointment.

Ibuproxam is used in the treatment of pain and inflammation brought about by arthritis and other musculoskeletal and joint disorders.

Ibuproxam should not be used by people who have the following medical conditions:

  • Active peptic ulcer disease
  • Hypersensitivity to aspirin and other NSAIDs

Ibuproxam can bring about the following side effects:

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Hypersensitivity reactions
  • Headache


Take extra caution in people with the following conditions:

  • History of peptic ulceration
  • Asthma
  • Allergic disorders
  • Blood coagulation problems
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Edema or swelling
  • Elderly
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding



Ibuproxam may interact with the following drugs:

  • Antihypertensives
  • Moclobemide
  • Warfarin
  • Aspirin
  • Methotrexate
  • Lithium

If you think you may have used Ibuproxam more than the recommended dose, seek medical help.


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