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Composition for ARINAC FORTE

Ibuprofen(400 mg),Pseudoephedrine(60 mg)

food interaction for ARINAC FORTE

alcohol interaction for ARINAC FORTE

pregnancy interaction for ARINAC FORTE

lactation interaction for ARINAC FORTE

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Ibuprofen with alcohol increases the risk of stomach bleeding.
Arinac forte 400mg/60mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Ibuprofen(400 mg)


Ibuprofen is used for the relief of mild to moderate pain including pain in the joints and muscles, backache, pain in the nerve (neuralgia), headache, migraine (one-sided headache), dental pain, body pain, pain during the menstrual cycle, pain during menstruation (dysmenorrhea), as well as to treat fever and symptoms of cold and influenza. 

How it works

Ibuprofen belongs to the group of medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It relieves pain by blocking production of a certain natural substance (prostaglandin) that is released in the body during pain.

Common side effects

Nervousness, Flatulence, Abdominal bloating, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Ringing in ear
Pseudoephedrine(60 mg)


Pseudoephedrine is used for nasal, sinus (air cavities) and upper respiratory tract decongestion.

How it works

Pseudoephedrine belongs to the class of medications known as decongestants. Pseudoephedrine works by relaxing the smooth muscles in the nasal cavity which decreases excess secretion of mucous in nasal cavity and sinuses (air cavities) thereby relieving congestion.

Common side effects

Nausea, Nervousness, Palpitations, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Headache, Insomnia, Restlessness, Stomach pain, Tachycardia, Heart rate irregular, Vomiting, Weakness


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Expert advice for ARINAC FORTE

Take the drug with a meal or snack to prevent upset stomach.
  • Do not take the drug with other blood thinners like aspirin unless your doctor suggests.
  • Ibuprofen can cause easy bruising or bleeding, consult your doctor if you show any such signs.
Consult your doctor if you develop blurred vision, ringing  or roaring in ears. Avoid taking alcohol, salicylates to prevent bleeding. Do not start or continue the ibuprofen tablets: If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to ibuprofen or any of the other ingredients of ibuprofen.
Doctor’s advice should be considered before taking ibuprofen tablets in case of any following disease conditions such as:
  • Severe liver or kidney problems.                     
  • Heart failure or other heart problems.                    
  • High cholesterol.                     
  • Stomach ulcer,
  • perforation or bleeding due to NSAIDs.                     
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (a condition of the immune system affecting connective tissue resulting in joint pain, skin change and disorders of other organs).

Frequently asked questions for ARINAC FORTE


Q. Is Brufen and ibuprofen the same?
Yes, ibuprofen is available under brand name ‘Brufen’.
Q. Is ibuprofen/ Brufen/ Ibugesic / Ibugesic plus safe?
Ibuprofen (also available as Brufen/Ibugesic /Ibugesic plus) is safe at the prescribed dose by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is ibuprofen/Brufen banned in India?
No. It is available in India.
Q. Is ibuprofen/ Brufen / Ibugesic/ Ibugesic plus an antibiotic?
No. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug and not an antibiotic.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen for a hangover/ heartburn/ heart attack?
Ibuprofen is specifically used to relieve pain. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen with amoxicillin/ DayQuil/ tramadol/ NyQuil/ prednisone/ hydrocodone/ sudafed/ antibiotics/ codeine/ paracetamol/ panadol?
Taking other medicines may alter the effects of ibuprofen. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
Q. Does ibuprofen/ Brufen make you sleepy?
No. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Does ibuprofen/ Brufen stop your period?
At normal prescribed doses, it doesn’t stop period. It is used to relieve from pain during period (menstruation). However, at high doses – about 800 mg dose three times a day, it can stop your period. However, it depends on a lot of factors. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Does ibuprofen/Brufen reduce swelling /get you high /thin the blood?
No. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.
Q. Does ibuprofen contain paracetamol/aspirin/ caffeine/ codeine?
No. Ibuprofen does not contain paracetamol/aspirin/caffeine/codeine.
Q. Is Brufen/ Ibugesic a painkiller/ anti-inflammatory/ good for toothache/ used for fever/ used for cramps/ used for flu/ used for cold/ used for stomach ache/ used for headache/ used for gall bladder pain/use for muscle soreness/use for sore throat/used for back pain/used for concussion/ used for inflammation?
Brufen or Ibugesic are trade names of ibuprofen, which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug and used as painkiller for toothache, headache, back pain, gall bladder pain and cramps. It has inflammatory property, so used for inflammation, concussion, muscle soreness, sore throat. It is used for fever and flu. It is used with antihistamines for cold. Its better avoided for stomach pain.
Q. Does Brufen cause constipation?
It may cause constipation
Q. Does Brufen stop bleeding?
It is used to stop abnormal vaginal bleeding. However, consult your doctor if you experience such type of effects.


Q. Can I take pseudoephedrine for allergies?
Pseudoephedrine does give symptomatic relief from seasonal allergic conditions such as runny nose and nasal decongestion. 

Q. Can I take pseudoephedrine with ibuprofen?
Yes. Ibuprofen may relieve fever experienced during cold.


Content on this page was last updated on 23 November, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)