Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory medication that is used to relieve pain and fever. It is sold alone and in combination with other drugs. It is available by prescription and over the counter. The main brands of ibuprofen are Advil, Motrin and others. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, menstrual periods and to close a patent ductus arteriosus in premature babies.
Caffeine is a stimulant that is naturally occurring in some plants. It is also a very common ingredient in many beverages like coffee, tea, energy drinks and soft drinks. It can have several side effects including stomach upset, nervousness and trouble sleeping. It is important to monitor your caffeine intake and avoid large amounts of it.
The answer to does ibuprofen have caffeine is no, but ibuprofen and caffeine can be taken together in a variety of medications. These include Fioricet for migraines (butalbital, acetaminophen and caffeine) and Excedrin and BC headache powders. These combinations do not work as well as ibuprofen alone, but they do help in some cases.
When taking ibuprofen with caffeine, it is important to take the lowest effective dose for the shortest time possible. Follow the directions on your prescription or package label. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take this medication by mouth with a glass of water unless your doctor directs you to take it with food or milk. If stomach upset occurs, take it with food or an antacid.