Ibuprofen is indicated for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects in the treatment of - Rheumatoid arthritis (including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or Still's disease), Ankylosing spondylitis, Osteoarthritis and other non-rheumatoid (seronegative) arthropathies.
In the treatment of non-articular rheumatic conditions, Ibuprofen is indicated in periarticular conditions such as frozen shoulder (capsulitis), bursitis, tendonitis, tenosynovitis and low back pain; Ibuprofen can also be used in soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains.
Ibuprofen is also indicated for its analgesic effect in the relief of mild to moderate pain such as dysmenorrhoea, dental and post-operative pain and for symptomatic relief of headache, including migraine headache
Undesirable effects may be minimised by using the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration necessary to control symptoms (see section 4.4).
Adults: the recommended dosage of Ibuprofen is 1200-1800 mg daily in divided doses. Some patients can be maintained on 600-1200 mg daily. In severe or acute conditions, it can be advantageous to increase the dosage until the acute phase is brought under control, provided that the total daily dose does not exceed 2400 mg in divided doses.
Children: the daily dosage of Ibuprofen is 20 mg/kg of body weight in divided doses. In juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, up to 40 mg/kg of body weight daily in divided doses may be taken.
Not recommended for children weighing less than 7 kg.
Elderly: no special dosage modifications are required unless renal or hepatic function is impaired, in which case dosage should be assessed individually.
For oral administration
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