The white capsule shaped pill with the imprint I 7 has been identified as a brand of Ibuprofen 600 mg supplied by Granules India Limited. Ibuprofen belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of this class include aspirin, naproxen (Aleve), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen) and several others. These drugs are used for the management of mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation.
Pain, fever, and inflammation are promoted by the release in the body of chemicals called prostaglandins. Ibuprofen blocks the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase), resulting in lower levels of prostaglandins. As a consequence, inflammation, pain and fever are reduced. The FDA approved ibuprofen in 1974, the pill with the imprint I 7 is NOT classified as a controlled substance .
What Is the I 7 Pill used for?
I 7 pill is used for the treatment of mild to moderate pain:
- puncture wounds
- muscle aches and pains
- tooth pain
- common cold
- mild headache
- some arthritis conditions
- joint pain
What are the side effects of I 7 pill?
Ibuprofen affects everyone differently based on:
- size, weight and health
- whether the person is used to taking it
- whether other drugs are taken around the same time
- the amount taken.
The most common side effects of ibuprofen are:
- drowsiness, fatigue and restless sleep
- thirst and sweating
- tingling or numbness in hands and feet
- ringing in the ears
- blurred vision and eye irritation
- fluid retention and ankle swelling
- mild allergic reaction
- abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhoea and constipation
- bladder irritation and pain, frequent urination.
NSAIDs such ibuprofen can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with or without heart disease or the risk factors for heart disease
If you take more than the recommended dose, you could overdose. Call an ambulance straight away if you have any of these symptoms:
- confusion and disorientation
- anxiety and paranoia
- anaemia (low red blood cell count)
- vomiting blood that may look like coffee grounds and bowel motions that look like black tar
- severe allergic reaction, including swelling of the face
- kidney and liver problems
- coma and death.
It’s best to discuss the side effects of long term use with a medical practitioner. Regular use of ibuprofen may eventually cause:
- kidney and liver damage
- bleeding in the stomach and bowels
- increased risk of heart attack.
- Using ibuprofen with other drugs
I 7 Pill Safety Information
The effects of taking ibuprofen with other drugs, including alcohol, prescription medications and other over-the-counter medicines, are often unpredictable. Ibuprofen taken with alcohol can increase the risk of stomach irritation and discomfort.
Ibuprofen can alter the effects of some blood pressure medicines and may increase the risk of bleeding if taken with medicines such as warfarin.
Ibuprofen can be a safe and easy over-the-counter remedy (OTC) for minor aches and pains. However, if you don’t use it as recommended, ibuprofen can possibly be harmful.
It’s always smart to talk to your doctor before taking ibuprofen if you’re not sure if you should use it. If you experience bothersome side effects or believe you may have taken too much, contact your doctor right away.
Most of the serious side effects result from taking the drug when you shouldn’t, taking too much of it, or taking it for too long. You can reduce your risk of side effects by using the smallest possible dose for shortest possible time.