Ibuprofen/famotidine is a prescription drug licensed to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, while also preventing stomach and upper intestinal ulcers. The ibuprofen component of this drug is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, which works to reduce inflammation. The famotidine blocks histamine in the stomach to reduce stomach acid and prevent ulcers. Heartburn, diarrhea, and nausea are possible side effects.
What Is Ibuprofen/Famotidine?Ibuprofen/famotidine (Duexis™) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis; it can also help prevent stomach and upper intestinal ulcers. It contains a medication to relieve pain and inflammation (ibuprofen), along with an ingredient to reduce the risk of ulcers due to ibuprofen (famotidine).
(Click What Is Ibuprofen/Famotidine Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, ibuprofen/famotidine may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of ibuprofen/famotidine include but are not limited to:
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