Does Nurofen (ibuprofen) cause stomach problems?

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For most people, taking Nurofen at the recommended dose and duration should not upset the stomach. Like all medicines, Nurofen can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Side effects may be minimised by taking the lowest dose for the shortest time necessary to relieve the symptoms. However you should not take Nurofen if you have previously had gastrointestinal bleeding or perforation, or a stomach ulcer. If you have any previous history of any other GI disorders (e.g. ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) please speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication.