Label: CVS PHARMACY IBUPROFEN- ibuprofen capsule, liquid filled

  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: Abbreviated New Drug Application

Drug Label Information

Updated July 21, 2009

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  • Active ingredient (in each capsule)

    Solubilized ibuprofen

    equal to 200 mg ibuprofen (NSAID)*

    (present as the free acid and potassium salt)

    *nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

  • Purpose

    Pain reliever/Fever reducer

  • Uses

    • temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:
    • backache
    • headache
    • menstrual cramps
    • minor pain of arthritis
    • muscular aches
    • the common cold
    • toothache
    • temporarily reduces fever
  • Warnings

    Allergy alert: Ibuprofen may cause a severe allergic reaction, especially in people allergic to aspirin.

    Symptoms may include:

    • asthma (wheezing)
    • blisters
    • facial swelling
    • hives
    • rash
    • shock
    • skin reddening

    If an allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

    Stomach bleeding warning: This product contains a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which may cause stomach bleeding.

    The chance is higher if you:

    • are age 60 or older
    • have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
    • take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
    • take other drugs containing an NSAID [aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others]
    • have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
    • take more or for a longer time than directed

    Do not use

    • if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer
    • right before or after heart surgery

    Ask a doctor before use if you have

    • problems or serious side effects from taking pain relievers or fever reducers
    • stomach problems that last or come back, such as heartburn, upset stomach, or stomach pain
    • ulcers
    • bleeding problems
    • high blood pressure
    • heart or kidney disease
    • asthma
    • taken a diuretic
    • reached age 60 or older

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

    • taking any other drug containing an NSAID (prescription or nonprescription)
    • taking a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
    • under a doctor’s care for any serious condition
    • taking aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke, because ibuprofen may decrease this benefit of aspirin
    • taking any other drug

    When using this product

    • take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs
    • long term continuous use may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke

    Stop use and ask a doctor if

    • you feel faint, vomit blood, or have bloody or black stools. These are signs of stomach bleeding.
    • pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days
    • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
    • stomach pain or upset gets worse or lasts
    • redness or swelling is present in the painful area
    • any new symptoms appear

    If pregnant or breast-feeding,

    ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use ibuprofen during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.

    Keep out of reach of children.

    In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

  • Directions

    • do not take more than directed
    • the smallest effective dose should be used
    • do not take longer than 10 days, unless directed by a doctor (see Warnings)
    • adults and children 12 years and over: take 1 capsule every 4 to 6 hours while symptoms persist
    • if pain or fever does not respond to 1 capsule, 2 capsules may be used
    • do not exceed 6 capsules in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor
    • children under 12 years: ask a doctor
  • Other information

    • each capsule contains: potassium 20 mg
    • read all warnings and directions before use. Keep carton.
    • do not use if printed foil under cap is broken or missing
    • store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)
    • avoid excessive heat above 40°C (104°F)
  • Inactive ingredients

    ammonium hydroxide, FD&C green no. 3, gelatin, iron oxide black, medium chain triglycerides, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, potassium hydroxide, purified water, shellac, sorbitol, sorbitan monooleate

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    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:59779-131
    Route of AdministrationORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    Product Characteristics
    ColorGREEN (Light Green) Scoreno score
    FlavorImprint Code 133
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:59779-131-601 in 1 CARTON
    120 in 1 BOTTLE
    2NDC:59779-131-491 in 1 CARTON
    240 in 1 BOTTLE
    3NDC:59779-131-271 in 1 CARTON
    380 in 1 BOTTLE
    4NDC:59779-131-061 in 1 CARTON
    4160 in 1 BOTTLE
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    Labeler - CVS Pharmacy (062312574)