Ibuprofen (Brufen / Brufen Retard / Fenbid) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to treat pain and inflammation. It is particularly useful in relieving arthritis, period pains, fever and headache. It may also be effective in treating low blood pressure and preventing some types of dementia, although further research is required.

Low doses of ibuprofen are available without prescription in chemists, supermarkets and other shops. The standard dose is 200 to 400mg every four to six hours, with a maximum daily dose of 1200mg. Higher doses can be given under medical supervision.

Ibuprofen’s side-effects include nausea, upset stomach, stomach ulcers or bleeding, liver toxicity, diarrhoea, headache, dizziness, swelling and high blood pressure. These are more severe in patients taking high doses of ibuprofen for long periods.

Ibuprofen is not known to interact with protease inhibitors or non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors.

Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.