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Below is a breakdown of short and longterm side effects to drugs everyone is taking daily. All information below i got off: https://www.verywellhealth.com/about-advil-and-ibuprofen-risks-297181 , https://www.drugs.com/sfx/ibuprofen-side-effects.html , https://www.drugs.com/sfx/excedrin-side-effects.html.
Common Side Effects
These common side effects may not occur in everyone and may be prevented by taking Advil with milk or food. Common side effects of Advil include:
Nausea and vomiting
Gas or bloating
Serious Side Effects
Advil may also cause rare, but serious, side effects. Many of these serious side effects can be avoided by taking Advil only as recommended. However, taking Advil for too long or taking too much can make these more grave side effects more likely.
Advil and other NSAIDs (with the exception of aspirin) increase a person's chances of developing a heart attack or stroke, and this risk (while present for everyone) is even higher in people who have a history of or risk factors for heart disease.6
Examples of such risk factors include:
A history of smoking
High blood pressure
Taking other medications that affect how your blood clots
Seek Emergent Medical Care When taking Advil, if you experience symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, such as chest pain, trouble breathing, sudden weakness or numbness, or difficulty speaking, seek medical attention right away.
Advil and other NSAIDs may also increase a person's blood pressure, and increase their risk of fluid retention and heart failure.
While Advil is associated with a range of mild gastrointestinal side effects, with prolonged use, Advil and other NSAIDs can cause gastrointestinal bleeding and a complication called peptic ulcer disease.
Bleeding and peptic ulcer disease may cause symptoms such as black or bloody stools, abdominal pain, weight loss, heartburn, nausea, and vomiting.
Patients most at risk for serious stomach-related side effects include patients who:
Are over 60 years of age
Are taking another NSAID in addition to Advil
Have a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
Drink three or more alcoholic drinks every day while taking Advil
Take Advil at a higher dose or for a longer duration than advised
Are also taking aspirin, an antiplatelet like Plavix (clopidogrel), a corticosteroid, or an anticoagulant (blood thinner) like coumadin (warfarin)
In rare instances, Advil may lead to liver injury, and this risk is increased with high daily use. Symptoms and signs of liver injury may include:
Tiredness, lack of energy
An elevation in liver enzymes (seen on a blood test)
Abdominal pain (pain in the upper right area of your abdomen)
Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes)
Advil, like other NSAIDs, may also cause kidney injury, and dehydration may increase a person's risk for developing this complication.10 Symptoms of decreased kidney function include increased blood pressure, fluid buildup, urinating less frequently, and dizziness.
Your risk is increased if you are an older adult, take blood pressure medications, and have kidney disease.
Allergic reactions may also occur with taking Advil. Symptoms may include hives, facial swelling, wheezing, rash, skin reddening, blister, and even anaphylactic shock.
Commonly reported side effects of ibuprofen include: hemorrhage, vomiting, anemia, decreased hemoglobin, eosinophilia, and hypertension. Other side effects include: upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage, upper gastrointestinal tract ulcer, dizziness, and dyspepsia. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, ibuprofen may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking ibuprofen:
acid or sour stomach
decrease in amount of urine
decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability
difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
excess air or gas in stomach or intestines
pain or discomfort in chest, upper stomach, or throat
noisy, rattling breathing
rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
shortness of breath
swelling of face, fingers, hands, feet, lower legs, or ankles
troubled breathing at rest
troubled breathing with exertion
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
stomach soreness or discomfort
back, leg, or stomach pains
blistering, peeling, loosening of skin
blood in urine or stools
bloody, black, or tarry stools
burning feeling in chest or stomach
change in vision
cough or hoarseness
decreased urine output
dilated neck veins
fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
fever with or without chills
general body swelling
general feeling of tiredness or weakness
hair loss, thinning of hair
hives or welts
increased blood pressure
increased volume of pale, dilute urine
joint or muscle pain
lab results that show problems with liver
loss of appetite
lower back or side pain
painful or difficult urination
pains in stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
pinpoint red spots on skin
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
red skin lesions, often with a purple center
red, irritated eyes
redness of skin
severe abdominal pain, cramping, burning
severe and continuing nausea
sores, ulcers, or white spots in mouth or on lips
stiff neck or back
swollen or painful glands
tenderness in stomach area
tightness in chest
unpleasant breath odor
upper right abdominal pain
vomiting of blood
vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds
yellow eyes and skin
Symptoms of overdose
Bluish lips or skin
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
drowsiness to profound coma
lightheadedness or fainting
mood or other mental changes
rapid, deep breathing
slow or irregular heartbeat
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
Some side effects of ibuprofen may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in ears
feeling sad or empty
lack of appetite
loss of interest or pleasure