Advertisement

What are the risks of taking ibuprofen and diphenhydramine?

Ibuprofen-diphenhydramine is a combination product containing a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and an antihistamine. Ibuprofen, the NSAID, may increase risk of serious and sometimes fatal heart or blood vessel problems, such as heart attack or stroke. NSAIDs are known to cause gastrointestinal bleeding. Diphenhydramine, the antihistamine, can make you drowsy. There is a risk of serious injury to you or others if you take this drug and then operate heavy machinery (such as driving a car). Do not become overheated while taking this medication or heatstroke may occur. This medication may also cause you to become sunburned more easily, so make sure to wear sunscreen and protective clothing if you need to be outside.

Continue Learning about Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs

An Alarming Side Effect of NSAIDs: Ovulation Stops
An Alarming Side Effect of NSAIDs: Ovulation Stops
According to research revealed at the 2015 European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress meeting, many women stop ovulating after taking standard...
Read More
What are the possible side effects of NSAIDS?
Debra Fulghum Bruce PhDDebra Fulghum Bruce PhD
While the pain-relieving effect is excellent with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), thi...
More Answers
How should I take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)?
James P. Ioli, DPMJames P. Ioli, DPM
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are available both with and without a prescription...
More Answers
Are Steroid Injections for Back Pain Safe?
Are Steroid Injections for Back Pain Safe?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.