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 250 72
Whole body pain 217 58
Fibromyalgia 124 37
Inflammation 36 5
Arthritis pain 25 6

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  • Moderate
  • 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 37
None 123

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen Prescription

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 9
Nausea 5
Burning sensation in stomach 3
Fatigue 3
Heartburn 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 19
600mg as needed 8
800 mg daily 5
800 mg four times daily 4
400 mg daily 3
1,200 mg daily 3
400 mg three times daily 3
600 mg three times daily 3
2,400 mg daily 3

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen Prescription

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 47
Side effects too severe 33
Did not seem to work 32
Other 31
Course of treatment ended 18
Change in health plan coverage 5
Personal research 3
Expense 2
See all 145 patients who've stopped taking Ibuprofen Prescription

Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen Prescription

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 16
2 - 5 years 22
5 - 10 years 24
10 years or more 23

Stopped taking Ibuprofen Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 23
1 - 6 months 27
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 19
2 - 5 years 29
5 - 10 years 16
10 years or more 18
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 108
Usually 54
Sometimes 21
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 13
A little hard to take 28
Not at all hard to take 145
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 90
Not specified 94

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
Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) 1
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 1

Show all 17 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Ibuprofen Prescription and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 10
Tramadol (Ultram) 10
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 8
Meloxicam (Mobic) 6
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 4

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18 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen Prescription

Feb 21, 2018 (Started Apr 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for whole body pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Three times daily

  • 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
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