These include: severe allergic reaction, swelling of the lips, tongue, around the eyes and face, wheezing or obstructed breathing, collapse, severe skin eruption, itching or hives, decreased urine volume, blood stained urine, fever, sore throat, abdominal bleeding or bruising due the effects on blood cells, jaundice (yellow coloration of the skin or eyes) due to liver reaction.
Toxic effect due to overdose may include vomiting, abdominal pain, sweating, convulsions, drowsiness, decreased breathing and coma.
In extreme cases, overdose may lead to serious and permanent damage to the liver and kidneys or the higher than normal incidence of Reye's Syndrome in children who have received aspirin while feverish with a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract or chickenpox.
Reye's Syndrome affects the brain and liver and although extremely rare, can be fatal.
Ibuprofen is not recommended for children who suffer with asthma, reflux, tummy, kidney, liver or heart problems, or pregnant women, but can be taken by nursing mothers.
The peak effect of Ibuprofen occurs in 1 to 2 hours. It is generally recommended that ibuprofen is taken with milk or food to reduce the risk of gasto-intestinal side effects.
There is nothing is more heart wrenching as a parent than thinking your precious baby is in pain.