What is Ibuprofen Prescription?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Motrin Prescription Ibu Fenbid Gel

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Ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is used as a prescription medication in doses of 400-800 mg per dose for inflammatory diseases, rheumatoid disorders, mild-to-moderate pain, and dysmenorrhea.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 247 70
Pain throughout body 211 56
Fibromyalgia 121 35
Inflammation 36 5
Arthritis pain 25 6

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  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
12
Moderate
16
Mild
35
None
121

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen Prescription

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 9
Upset stomach 6
Nausea 5
Burning in stomach 3
Fatigue 3
Stomach discomfort 3

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen Prescription

Dosage Patients
800mg as needed 20
800 mg three times daily 18
600mg as needed 7
800 mg four times daily 5
600 mg daily 4
800 mg daily 4
400 mg three times daily 3
2,400 mg daily 3
600 mg four times daily 3
400 mg daily 2

See all 28 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen Prescription

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 49
Did not seem to work 32
Side effects too severe 32
Other 28
Course of treatment ended 17
Change in health plan coverage 5
Personal research 3
Expense 2
See all 142 patients who've stopped taking Ibuprofen Prescription

Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 18
5 - 10 years 27
10 years or more 20

Stopped taking Ibuprofen Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 22
1 - 6 months 27
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 18
2 - 5 years 28
5 - 10 years 17
10 years or more 18
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 108
Usually 52
Sometimes 19
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 13
A little hard to take 26
Not at all hard to take 143
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 88
Not specified 92

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ibuprofen Prescription after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 6
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 5
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 3
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 2
Pregabalin (Lyrica) 2

Show all 16 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Ibuprofen Prescription and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 9
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 8
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 8
Meloxicam (Mobic) 7
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 3

Show all 24 treatments patients report switching to

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17 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen Prescription

Nov 5, 2012 (Started May 26, 2012)

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

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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

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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

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