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Ibuprofen/Famotidine Side Effects

Contact your healthcare provider if you are taking ibuprofen/famotidine and experience chest pain, breathing difficulties, or changes in vision. Although these types of problems may be serious, most reactions to this drug tend to be minor and easy to treat. Some of the more common side effects of ibuprofen/famotidine include constipation, nausea, and headaches.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Ibuprofen/Famotidine

Just like any medicine, ibuprofen/famotidine (Duexis™) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with ibuprofen/famotidine. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Ibuprofen/Famotidine Side Effects to Report

Ibuprofen/famotidine contains ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). As such, it can cause certain serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
    • Chest pain
    • Shortness of breath or other breathing difficulties
    • Pain in the shoulder, arm, or jaw
    • Slurred speech
    • Weakness on one side of the face or body
    • Confusion
  • Signs of bleeding of the digestive tract, such as dark, tarry stools or bloody vomit
  • Signs of liver problems, such as yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) or elevated liver enzymes (found using a blood test)
  • Rapid weight gain, water retention, or unusual swelling of the arms, legs, hands, or feet
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
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