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What are possible side effects of ibuprofen?

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NSAIDs, including ibuprofen, ketoprofen, and naproxen, may also cause an upset stomach. They can also cause fluid buildup, leading to swelling (edema) as well as kidney and liver failure.

People with asthma are at a higher risk for serious allergic reactions to NSAIDs. These pain relievers can also increase blood pressure, especially if you already have high blood pressure.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Common Cold: Treatment."

Mayo Clinic: "Common Cold."

Medline Plus: "Flu," "Common Cold," "Pain Relievers."

MedicineNet: "Pain Management: Over-the-Counter."

WebMD: "Kids' Cold Medicines: New Guidelines."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 9, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Common Cold: Treatment."

Mayo Clinic: "Common Cold."

Medline Plus: "Flu," "Common Cold," "Pain Relievers."

MedicineNet: "Pain Management: Over-the-Counter."

WebMD: "Kids' Cold Medicines: New Guidelines."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 9, 2019

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