What is Ibuprofen-Diphenhydramine?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine and ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for mild aches and pain. The combination is used as a nighttime sleep aid.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Insomnia 3 0
Pain 3 1
Neck pain 2 2
Difficulty staying asleep 1 0
General health 1 2

Show all 8 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
Severe 1
Moderate 3
Mild 1
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen-Diphenhydramine

Side effect Patients
Grogginess 1
Groggy in morning 1
Jittery feeling 1
Occasional shallow breathing 1
Sleepiness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen-Diphenhydramine

Dosage Patients
25 mg-200 mg daily 1
400 mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen-Diphenhydramine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 3
Other 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Ibuprofen-Diphenhydramine

Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen-Diphenhydramine

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Ibuprofen-Diphenhydramine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 4
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 5
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1 patient evaluation for Ibuprofen-Diphenhydramine

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Severe (grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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