Should I take ibuprofen if I have allergies?

Nurofen and Nurofen for Children both contain ibuprofen and are commonly used to relieve pain and reduce fever. If you are allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medicines, do not use Nurofen or Nurofen for Children.

If you or your child experiences an allergic reaction with Nurofen or Nurofen for Children, stop using it and see your doctor immediately.

If you are concerned about any existing allergies you may have that could interfere with your use of ibuprofen, speak to your doctor.

What are the side effects of ibuprofen?

Nurofen can be taken to relieve pain, fever and inflammation. However, as with all medicines, side effects can occur.

If you are experiencing side effects from an ibuprofen-containing medication, speak to your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

How does ibuprofen affect blood pressure?

If you have concerns about how ibuprofen may affect your blood pressure please speak to a healthcare professional. If you are taking other medication, you should not use Nurofen unless a doctor has told you to.

Can ibuprofen cause an upset stomach? 

If you would like to know more about the potential stomach-related side effects associated with ibuprofen you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist.


Ibuprofen provides temporary relief of pain and inflammation and should always be taken as directed.

If you are concerned about any side effects with ibuprofen, always speak to a doctor or pharmacist for further advice.