What is Ibuprofen gel?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Ibuprofen is a Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID) used as a pain and fever reducer. The gel preparation is usually used to locally treat arthritis or other aches and pains.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 4 1
Multiple tender areas 3 5
Bursitis in hips 1 4
Gout 1 0
Improve mobility 1 0
Inflammation 1 0

Show all 10 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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen gel

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen gel

Dosage Patients
1 other three times daily 1
10 % three times daily 1
10% as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen gel

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Ibuprofen gel


Currently taking Ibuprofen gel

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

Stopped taking Ibuprofen gel

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 1

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Ibuprofen gel and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Ibuprofen gel.