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Who should take ibuprofen?

Ibuprofen is intended for people with mild to moderate symptoms of inflammation, fever and pain. Long-term use of ibuprofen should be approved by your doctor. When using ibuprofen to treat a child's fever, it should not be used for more than three days. If the child's fever is persistent, seek medical attention right away. If the pain last more than 10 days while using ibuprofen, talk to the doctor. Ibuprofen is sometimes added ingredients in cough and cold medications. Be sure to check the ingredient list before giving your child a separate dose of ibuprofen. Although ibuprofen is safe for use with children, it's important to follow dosing instructions carefully to avoid serious side effects.

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