Analgesic & Anti Inflammatory
SAPOFEN 400 tablets: Each tablet contains 400mg Ibuprofen B.P.
SAPOFEN is used for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects in the treatment of rheumatic disorders such as: Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile polyarthritis and allied conditions, soft tissue injuries and non articular rheumatic conditions.
SAPOFEN is also indicated for its analgesic effect to relieve pain in the following cases: dysmenorrhea, dental and post-operative pain. It also reduces fever.
SAPOFEN-JUNIOR is indicated for the reduction of fever and the relief of mild to moderate pain in children older than 1 year. SAPOFEN-JUNIOR is with delicious orange flavoured taste.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The recommended initial dose is 1200mg - 1800mg daily in divided doses. Some patients can be maintained on 600mg - 1200mg daily. The total daily dose of SAPOFEN should not exceed 2400mg.
Ibuprofen, like other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs should not be given to patients with active or severe peptic ulceration. Use of Ibuprofen during pregnancy and lactation should - if possible - be avoided. Ibuprofen should not be given to patients in whom aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs induce the symptoms of asthma, urticaria or rhinitis.
Ibuprofen is well tolerated, with low incidence of side effects. Adverse effects may include gastrointestinal disturbances, peptic ulceration and gastro-intestinal bleeding have been reported. Other side effects include skin rash, nervousness, headache and tinnitus. Blurred vision and less frequently thrombocytopenia, toxic amblyopia and oliguric renal failure have been reported during Ibuprofen treatment, but were resolved on cessation of medication