What is Dollar Store Ibuprofen?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drug used to relieve pain and swelling. It is thought to have lower levels of side effects than other NSAIDS and is widely found throughout over-the-counter painkiller medications.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 19 4
Stiffness/spasticity 3 0
Cervical spondylosis 2 1
Arthritis pain 1 0
Carpal tunnel syndrome 1 0
Endometriosis 1 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
3
Mild
1
None
1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dollar Store Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Gastritis 2
Bowel irritability 1
Dizziness with nausea 1
Gastric ulcer 1
Stomach pain 1
Worsens GERD 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Dollar Store Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
325 mg daily 1
800 mg daily 1
2,400 mg daily 1
200mg as needed 1
800mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Dollar Store Ibuprofen

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Dollar Store Ibuprofen

Duration

Currently taking Dollar Store Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Dollar Store Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 3
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2 patient evaluations for Dollar Store Ibuprofen

Dec 6, 2008 (Started Dec 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (worsens GERD, gastritis, stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take acidopholous pills when I take Ibuprphen and it seems to help releive the Gerd sypmtoms
Side effects: gastritis, worsens GERD, stomach pain

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Sep 2, 2008 (Started Dec 02, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (gastritis)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: gastritis

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