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 233 66
Pain throughout body 201 54
Fibromyalgia 118 33
Inflammation 35 5
Arthritis pain 24 5
Migraine headaches 24 11

Show all 122 reasons taken


  • Major
  • 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 17
Mild 31
None 114

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
Abdominal cramps 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen Prescription

Dosage Patients
800 mg three times daily 15
800mg as needed 12
600mg as needed 10
800 mg daily 8
800 mg twice daily 7
600 mg three times daily 4
1,200 mg daily 3
400 mg three times daily 3
1,600 mg daily 3
600 mg four times daily 3

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen Prescription

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 39
Side effects too severe 31
Did not seem to work 30
Other 26
Course of treatment ended 16
Change in health plan coverage 5
Personal research 3
Expense 2
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Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen Prescription

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 21
5 - 10 years 18
10 years or more 18

Stopped taking Ibuprofen Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 20
1 - 6 months 26
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 18
2 - 5 years 22
5 - 10 years 16
10 years or more 15
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 101
Usually 50
Sometimes 18
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 12
A little hard to take 20
Not at all hard to take 140
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 84
Not specified 86

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ibuprofen Prescription after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Naproxen Prescription (Naproxen 500) 5
Tramadol (Ultram) 5
Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) 1
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 1
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 1

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Ibuprofen Prescription and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 7
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 6
Naproxen Prescription (Naproxen 500) 5
Meloxicam (Mobic) 4
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 3

Show all 24 treatments patients report switching to

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17 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen Prescription

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Itsalwayssomething
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Itsalwayssomething
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 58
Condition: Chronic Pain Syndrome 22 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Chronic Pain Syndrome

See Itsalwayssomething's full Ibuprofen Prescription history

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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PHEONIX
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PHEONIX
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: n
I have:
MS

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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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isilzha
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isilzha
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Some
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F43y
FM:13y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Aug 14, 2012 (Started Jul 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (GERD (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 (GERD (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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