116 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

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Feb 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 30, 2013 (Started Aug 22, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Great anti-inflammatory if you are not allowed to take Acetaminophen.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 18, 2013 (Started Dec 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2013 (Started Jun 09, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for endometriosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for chronic pelvic pain syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I found out that taking this medication with Gabapentin and Savella will actually make the two stop working. The only medication that I found (from a doctors mouth) is Tylenol.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 5, 2012 (Started May 26, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for whole body pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed

Sep 15, 2012 (Started May 26, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for whole body pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (medicine head)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed

Jun 30, 2012 (Started May 26, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for whole body pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (medicine head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: My dose is (1) 800mg tablet 3x / day. I usually take 2 at once, and then I'm done. I rarely take them more than once or twice a month.

Jun 25, 2012 (Started May 26, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for whole body pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 22, 2012 (Started Dec 07, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: If taking ibuprofen have to know it may cause some water retention ( sweeling in limbs ). But it did help offset the pain and sometimes fever associated w/ the avonex injection.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 7, 2008 (Started Dec 07, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: take w/ food or milk
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 14, 2012 (Started Jul 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: always helped with monthly cramps as well. Long term use of this (over 15 years, usually at the 800mg dose) has done very bad things to my stomach. My GERD is quite bad if I don't take the generic for Prilosec (though the Nexium worked even better- had to stop because of cost, though). It's vitally important to take it with food! For years, it's what allowed me to live vaguely normally. However, the past few months have shown, it's not as effective as I once found it to be. My Pain Clinic doctor is switching me to Mobic to see if that helps more.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 22, 2012 (Started Jul 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I notice my joints stiffen up if I don't take it. I have also noticed that it helps immensely with menstrual cramps
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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