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Are there any side effects associated with taking ibuprofen?

Yes. Ibuprofen can cause side effects, such as stomach pain, heartburn, nausea, decreased appetite, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness, nervousness, bloating, gas and tinnitus. However, side effects are usually mild to moderate. If one or more of the following serious side effects develop, talk to your doctor right away: sudden weight gain; persistent flu-like symptoms, such as achiness and fatigue; hoarseness; excessive fatigue; jaundice; skin paleness; and abdominal pain. Drugs like ibuprofen can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, so call 911 if you experience chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness or slurred speech. A severe allergic reaction is a possible but rare side effect requiring immediate medical attention. Call 911. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: blisters, rash, hives, itching; swelling of the eyes, face, mouth, throat or extremities; and difficulty swallowing or breathing.
 

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