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Caldolor IV Uses
Ibuprofen is used for the short-term treatment of mild to moderate pain in adults. When used with a narcotic (such as morphine) it may be used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is also used to reduce fever. This medication is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
How To Use Caldolor IV
If you are using this medication at home, read and learn all preparation and usage instructions from the manufacturer or from your health care professional. If you have any questions about using this medication properly, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.
Follow your doctor's directions carefully. This medication is diluted and then given by injection into a vein for 30 minutes. When used to treat pain, it is usually injected every 6 hours as needed. When used to reduce fever, this drug may be injected every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist for more details.
Drink plenty of fluids while using this medication unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
To reduce your risk of stomach bleeding and other side effects, use this medication at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Do not increase your dose, use it more frequently, or use it for a longer time than prescribed.
Remember that pain medications work best if they are used as the first signs of pain occur. If you wait until the pain has significantly worsened, the medicine may not work as well.
Tell your doctor if your pain or fever persists or worsens.
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Information last revised July 2011 Copyright(c) 2011 First DataBank, Inc.