What is Ibuprofen gel?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Ibuprofen is a Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID) used as a pain and fever reducer. The gel preparation is usually used to locally treat arthritis or other aches and pains.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 4 1
Tenderness 3 5
Bursitis in hips 1 4
Chronic idiopathic back pain 1 0
Gout 1 0
Improve mobility 1 0

Show all 11 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen gel

Side effect Patients Percentage


Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen gel

Dosage Patients Percentage
1 other three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen gel

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Ibuprofen gel


Currently taking Ibuprofen gel

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Ibuprofen gel

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 1

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Ibuprofen gel and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Naproxen (Naproxen Prescription) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Ibuprofen gel.