99 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

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Apr 15, 2011 (Started Oct 23, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Never take with steroids or other NSAID drugs!

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Apr 14, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Although research that I did kept saying that ibuprofen should not be taken for a long period of time as it is not good for your stomach, every time I told a doctor I was taking 1200mg a day, they said OK--that was fine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Apr 7, 2011 (Started Aug 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 24, 2010 (Started Aug 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 3, 2011 (Started Aug 16, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: hot flashes

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Feb 20, 2011 (Started Mar 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily

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Feb 19, 2011 (Started Jan 22, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

Jan 22, 2009 (Started Jan 22, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: High dosages of this medication - NSAIDS make me extremely ill. I am very sensitive to meds.

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Feb 15, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 1989)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for episcleritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for facial pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (mucous membrane dryness, kidney pain, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Only use it as a last resort. I only use it for a day maybe a week at the most and only when my eye gets infected or if my cheek and/or jaw gives me intense pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 4, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle aches)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in knees)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It takes a few doses of Motrin to really start to get rid of inflammation, which can be bothersome.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 18, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle aches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in knees)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take Motrin to reduce the swelling in my muscles from spasms, which is usually caused by any sort of strenuous activity. It's the only thing I can take while working that won't make me drowsy or scatterbrained, which is usually somewhat of a help to tithe me over until I get home to relax. The pain reduction isn't much to speak of, but it's better than nothing! I try not to take Motrin when I've had a lot of caffeine, or if I've taken Excedrin for headaches.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 1, 2010 (Started Apr 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Developed horrible upper abdominal pain and awful heartburn, so I quit taking ibu entirely. Also started taking Prilosec 20mg daily. Saw my doc about a week later and the pain had died down to some localized tenderness which worried him. He told me you shouldn't take Ultram/Tramadol with ibu and gave me a Rx for a different kind of NSAID called Disalcid, as well as a Rx for Prilosec to help control the stomach acid.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: stomach pain, stomach pain

Jul 30, 2010 (Started Apr 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Side effects: stomach pain, stomach pain

May 9, 2010 (Started Apr 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Side effects: stomach pain, stomach pain

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Oct 1, 2010 (Started May 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for headaches in right eye and neck)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (abdominal bloating)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: abdominal bloating

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