Duexis (Ibuprofen; Famotidine) Oral: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects
It is very important that your doctor checks your progress at regular visits while you are using this medicine. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to use it. Blood and urine tests may be needed to check for side effects.
Ibuprofen can increase your risk of heart attack or stroke. This is more likely in people who already have heart disease. People who use this drug for a long time might also have a higher risk. See your doctor immediately if you experience chest pain or discomfort, nausea or vomiting, pain or discomfort in your arms, jaw, back or neck, difficulty breathing, slurred speech, or weakness.
Ibuprofen can cause bleeding in the stomach or intestines. This problem can occur without warning signs. This is more likely if you have ever had a stomach ulcer, regularly smoke or drink alcohol, are over 60, are in poor health, or use certain other medications (eg. example, steroids or a slimmer).
See your doctor right away if you experience upper stomach pain or tenderness, pale stools, dark urine, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, or yellow eyes or skin. These could be symptoms of a serious liver problem.
Your blood pressure may get too high while you are using this medicine. This can cause headaches, dizziness or blurred vision. You may need to measure your blood pressure at home. If you think your blood pressure is too high, call your doctor right away.
If you gain weight rapidly, have difficulty breathing, chest pain or discomfort, extreme tiredness or weakness, irregular breathing, irregular heartbeat, or excessive swelling in your hands, wrists, ankles or feet, consult your doctor immediately. These can be symptoms of heart problems or your body is holding too much water.
See your doctor right away if you have blood in your urine, decreased frequency or amount of urination, increased blood pressure, increased thirst, loss of appetite, back or side pain, nausea, swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs, difficulty breathing, unusual tiredness or weakness, vomiting, or weight gain. These can be symptoms of a serious kidney problem.
Hyperkalemia (high blood potassium) may occur while you are using this medication. See your doctor right away if you have stomach pain, confusion, difficulty breathing, irregular heartbeat, nausea or vomiting, nervousness, numbness, or tingling in your hands, feet, or lips, or weakness or heaviness in the legs.
This drug can cause a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis, which can be life threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Call your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, hoarseness, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth while using this medication.
Serious skin reactions including exfoliative dermatitis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, and drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) can occur with this drug. See your doctor right away if you have black, tarry stools, blisters, peeling or loose skin, chest pain, chills, cough, fever, painful or difficult urination, irritated red eyes , red skin lesions, often with a center, sore throat, sores, ulcers or white patches on the lips or in the mouth, swollen glands, unusual bleeding or bruising, or unusual tiredness and weakness.
Using this medication during the latter part of pregnancy may harm your unborn baby. If you think you may have become pregnant while using this medication, tell your doctor immediately.
This medication may delay ovulation in women and affect their ability to have children. If you plan to have children, talk to your doctor before using this medication.
Some people who have used this medicine have had symptoms of meningitis. If you get fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, and stiff neck or back while using this medicine, see your doctor right away.
Consult your doctor immediately if blurred vision, difficulty reading, or any other change in vision occurs during or after your treatment. Your doctor may want your eyes to be examined by an ophthalmologist (ophthalmologist).
Before having any type of surgery or medical test, tell your doctor that you are using this medication. It may be necessary for you to stop medication for a while or change medication before your procedure.
Do not take any other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications [OTC]) herbal or vitamin medications and supplements.