What is Nurofen?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Ibuprofen

See also: Nurofen Plus

Nurofen is an international brand name for the drug ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for inflammatory diseases and rheumatoid disorders; mild-to-moderate pain, fever.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 16 6
Migraine 4 5
Ankylosing spondylitis 2 1
Menstrual cramps 2 0
Back pain 1 0
Burning pain in left shoulder 1 0

Show all 12 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
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
3
None
8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nurofen

Side effect Patients
Pressure headaches 1
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Nurofen

Dosage Patients
200mg as needed 1
2 100mg as needed 1
2tablet(s) as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Nurofen

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Nurofen

Duration

Currently taking Nurofen

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

Stopped taking Nurofen

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 4
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 6
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Nurofen.