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Ontario Poison Centre




Ibuprofen is a common Over-The-Counter medicine used to treat pain/fever. It can also be found in cold medications and prescription medications, so make sure to always read the label closely to avoid unintentional over-dosing.

Poisoning Risk

Dependent on dose ingested.

Expected Symptoms

  • Can range from mild upset stomach to severe symptoms in larger/toxic amounts, including kidney damage.

Home Treatment

  • Provide something to drink for dilution.
  • Call the Poison Centre for further advice.


  • This product should be locked up and out of sight with all of your other household medicines.
  • Always keep this product in its original container.
  • Every case is different. OPC is available 24hrs/day to provide information for your individual situation. Call 1-800-268-9017 (Toll-free) or 416-813-5900 (Local).



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