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I-2 Pill: Identification, Uses

I-2 Pill

Red brown pill with I-2 marking is an analgesic pill with ibuprofen 200 as an active ingredient.

i-2 pill is used in the management of mild to moderate pain symptoms of Fever, Dysmenorrhoea, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

i-2 pill is an everyday over the counter painkiller for a range of aches and pains, including back pain, stomach pain, toothache and dysmenorrhea.

Pill ImprintI-2
ColorBrown-Red
ShapeCapsule-shape
Manufacturer/SupplierMajor Pharmaceuticals

Key facts

  • i-2 pill starts its action within 20 to 30 minutes if you take it by mouth. Consult your doctor if you don’t see any improvement after two days of using this pill.
  • It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandin hormones. They are responsible for pain and sensation.
  • Some people find i-2 pill better than paracetamol pills for back pain.
  • Do not use i-2 pill for more than 10 days until recommended by the doctor.
Active IngredientIbuprofen
Strength200 mg
Pregnancy CategoryPregnancy Category C
Drug ClassNon steroidal anti inflammatory drug

Precautions & Warnings

  • Patient with gastric problems like stomach ulcers, acidity should not consume i-2 pill.
  • People with history of allergy to any ingredient of i-2 pill should avoid it.
  • Patient with liver disorders like liver fibrosis, cirrhosis or liver failure should avoid i-2 pill.
  • Pregnant women’s should only consume this pill after doctor’s consultation.

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Dosage of I-2 Pill

The usual dose for adults is one or two pills 3 times a day. But in some cases, your doctor may prescribe a higher dose depending on your condition.

If you are prescribed with i-2 pill 3 times a day, leave at least 6 hours between doses. If you are prescribed with 4 times a day, leave at least 4 hours between doses.

Swallow i-2 pill whole with a glass of water or juice. You should take i-2 pill after a meal or snack or with a drink of milk. It will be less likely to upset your stomach.

Do not chew, break, crush or suck i-2 pill as this could irritate your mouth or throat.

What if I forget to take i-2 pill?

Take missed dose as soon as you remember it. Do not take extra dose to make up missed dose.

However, if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose as normal.

Side effects of i-2 pill

Like other medicines i-2 pill also causes side effects. The common side effects of i-2 pill taken by mouth happen in more than 1 in 100 people. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if these side effects bother you or don’t go away:

  • headaches
  • feeling dizzy
  • feeling sick (nausea)
  • being sick (vomiting)
  • wind
  • indigestion

Serious side effects

  • Black poo or blood in your vomit
  • Swollen ankles, blood in your pee or not peeing at all
  • Severe chest or stomach pain
  • Difficulty breathing, or asthma

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Pregnancy and breastfeeding

i-2 pill isn’t normally recommended in pregnancy – especially if you’re 30 or more weeks – unless it is recommended by your doctor.

In clinical studies active ingredient of i-2 pill showed some birth defects, in particular damage to the baby’s heart and blood vessels.

It may also cause miscarriage in early pregnancy.

I-2 pill and breastfeeding

i-2 pill is safe to take by mouth if you are breastfeeding.

Drug interaction of i-2 pill

Drug interaction may alter the way your medication works & it may produce some undesired effects.

Following is the list of drugs which interact with i-2 pill:

  • Warfarin
  • Aspirin
  • Diclofenac
  • Mefenamic acid
  • Naproxen
  • Alprazolam
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Prednisolone
  • Ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, nalidixic acid, norfloxacin or ofloxacin
  • Citolapram
  • Fluoxetine
  • Parexotine
  • Gliclazide
  • Glimepiride

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FAQ of i-2 pill

  1. What is i-2 pill?

    Red brown pill with I-2 marking is an analgesic pill with ibuprofen 200 as an active ingredient.
    i-2 pill is used in the management of mild to moderate pain symptoms of Fever, Dysmenorrhoea, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

  2. What are common side effects of i-2 pill?

    Common side effects of  i-2 pill includes:
    headaches
    feeling dizzy
    feeling sick (nausea)
    being sick (vomiting)

  3. is i-2 pill is better than paracetamol or aspirin?

    Ibuprofen, paracetamol and aspirin are all effective painkillers.
    Ibuprofen is good choice for period pain and migraines. It can also be used for back pain, strains and sprains, as well as pain from arthritis.
    Paracetamol is good choice for body ache from flu fever.

  4. How long does i-2 pill takes to work?

    i-2 pill start its action within 30 minutes of oral administration. You should get complete relief from pain after 1-2 hours of consumption.

  5. Will i-2 pill affect my fertility?

    Taking ibuprofen occasionally for pain relief does not affect your fertility.
    However, it's best not to take i-2 pill, if you're trying to conceive a baby. In this case paracetamol is a better option.

  6. Will i-2 pill affect my contraception?

    When i-2 pill taken by orally, it does not affect any contraceptives, including the contraceptive pill and emergency contraception.

  7. Can I take i-2 pill for longer time?

    You should not consume i-2 pill for more than 10 days. Consult your doctor to use this medication for longer time.
    If you need to take i-2 pill by mouth for a long time and you're at risk of getting a stomach ulcer.

  8. What if i-2 pill does not work?

    If i-2 pill does not work, there are other everyday painkillers you can try, such as:
    paracetamol
    aspirin
    co-codamol

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