117 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

991 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

Sep 25, 2009 (Started Oct 07, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for whole body pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall) (stomach pain, burning sensation in stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: burning sensation in stomach, stomach pain

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 21, 2009 (Started May 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for whole body pain)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I take this medication for pain, and it only provides a slight relief of my pain. I wish I could get a medicine that really stop pain. But, I keep taking it because some pain relief is better than no pain relief.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 12, 2009 (Started May 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for whole body pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 30, 2008 (Started Dec 30, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: KEEP TO SMALL DOSES IN JUNIOR SUSPENSION SUGAR FREE LIQUID FORM
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for inflammation)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea and vomiting

Feb 26, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for inflammation)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ibuprofen often can make me tired and give me stomach aches.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea and vomiting

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 15, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: This medication was very effective for me, taking it only on a day when I was experiencing pain, which I usually knew of in the morning. Since I have had no pain in several months, no need for this treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Take 1 pill if needed for pain
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 9, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: On days I feel pain (usually at right hip), one capsule of Advil Extra Strength is effective in relieving for rest of day. Since I am not experiencing much pain, I am taking about 1 capsule weekly on average.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 6, 2011 (Started Jan 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for whole body pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (for Overall) (upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I only take as needed, so at some points in time, I am taking them throughout the day, while other points in time, I am not taking them at all. I sometimes get an upset stomach, especially if I have taken Vicaprofen during that day. I have learned that if my pain is mild to moderate, I can take Vicaprofen to begin with to break the pain and then take Ibuprofen later to help keep the pain away.
Side effects: upset stomach

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 1989)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for facial pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for episcleritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Severe (for Overall) (constipation, mucous membrane dryness, kidney pain)
  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 3, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pre-Medication For Rebif Shot (Tues. Thurs. Sat))
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg/5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: Advil worked for me as a pre-medication before Rebif shot.

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 22, 2008 (Started May 08, 2008)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 18, 2013 (Started Dec 15, 2012)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 10 of 117 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen