What is Duexis?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Duexis is a combination medication that contains famotidine and ibuprofen. It is used to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It is used in patients who have an increased risk for stomach ulcers and who need to take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Chronic pain 5 2
Inflammation 5 3
Back pain 1 1
Breakthrough pain 1 1
Cluster headaches 1 1
Degenerative Disc Disease 1 0

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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 0
Mild 3
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Duexis

Side effect Patients
Constipation 1
Diarrhea 1
Excitability 1
Nausea and vomiting 1
Stomach upset 1


Based on patients currently taking Duexis

Dosage Patients
800 mg twice daily 1
800mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Duexis

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
Personal research 1
See all 1 patient who’ve stopped taking Duexis


Currently taking Duexis

Duration Patients
2 years or more 2

Stopped taking Duexis

Duration Patients
6 months-1 year 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
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 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Duexis after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 1
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