Is there and interaction when Ibuprofen and Allopurinol are taken together?
Ibuprofen (and the brand names Motrin and Advil) is a NSAID. Nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are use to treat pain, inflammation and fever. Ibuprofen is available in both over-the-counter and prescription strength. Side effects can include nausea, heartburn, dizziness, rash and ringing in the ears.
Allopurinol is a Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitor that reduces the amount of uric acid produced in the body. It is used to prevent gout, prevent kidney stones and treating side effect of certain cancer treatments. Side effects can include rash, diarrhea and nausea. Contact a healthcare professional if you develop a rash.
There is no major interaction noted between allopurinol and ibuprofen. With your doctor’s approval the two can be used together and often are. NSAIDs are commonly used to treat gout and other types of inflammatory pain. Always be on the watch for side effects and contact your doctor or pharmacist if experience side effects.