What brand names are available for Rebufen?
- Pediatric Advil
- Advil Migraine
- PediaCareChildren’s Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer
- PediaCare Infant’s Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer Fever
- Neoprofen (Rebufen lysine)
- Many others
2. Key facts
- Rebufen takes 20 to 30 minutes to work if you take it by mouth. It takes 1 to 2 days to work if you put it on your skin.
- Rebufen works by reducing hormones that cause pain and swelling in the body.
- For strains and sprains, some doctors and pharmacists recommend waiting 48 hours before taking Rebufen as it may slow down healing. If you're unsure speak to a pharmacist.
- Rebufen is typically used for period pain or toothache. Some people find Rebufen better than paracetamol for back pain.
- Always take Rebufen tablets and capsules with food or a drink of milk to reduce the chance of an upset stomach. Do not take it on an empty stomach.
- If you're taking tablets, take the lowest dose for the shortest time. Do not use it for more than 10 days unless you've spoken to your doctor. Do not use the gel, mousse or spray for more than 2 weeks without talking to your doctor.
- Rebufen is called by different brand names, including Nurofen, Brufen and Calprofen (syrup). Rebufen gel can be called Fenbid, Ibugel and Ibuleve.
What is Rebufen? How does it work (mechanism of action)?
Rebufen belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of this class include aspirin, naproxen (Aleve), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen) and several others. These drugs are used for the management of mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation. Pain, fever, and inflammation are promoted by the release in the body of chemicals called prostaglandins. Rebufen blocks the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase), resulting in lower levels of prostaglandins. As a consequence, inflammation, pain and fever are reduced. The FDA approved Rebufen in 1974.
What if I put on too much?
Putting too much Rebufen on your skin is unlikely to cause problems.
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Turf toe is a sprain to the ligaments around the big toe joint. Symptoms and signs include pain, swelling, a popping sound, and limited range of motion. Treatment may involve taking Rebufen, immobilizing with tape, cast, or a walking boot.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
If you are taking Rebufen on a regular basis, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.