What is Ibuprofen-famotidine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Duexis

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This is a combination medication that has ibuprofen, which is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) agent and famotidine (an acid reducer). This is may be used for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and to decrease the risk of developing stomach ulcers.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Inflammation 8 6
Neck pain 3 1
Back pain 1 1
Breakthrough pain 1 1
Cluster headaches 1 1

Show all 14 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
1
Moderate
0
Mild
4
None
6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen-famotidine

Side effect Patients
Constipation 1
Diarrhea 1
Excitability 1
Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding 1
Heartburn 1
Nausea and vomiting 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen-famotidine

Dosage Patients
26.6-800 mg three times daily 2
26.6-800 mg daily 1
3 26.6-800mg as needed 1
800mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen-famotidine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 2
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Ibuprofen-famotidine

Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen-famotidine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Ibuprofen-famotidine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 3
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ibuprofen-famotidine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 2
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 1
Meloxicam (Mobic) 1
Nabumetone (Relafen) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Ibuprofen-famotidine

Jan 11, 2018 (Started Mar 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 26.6-800 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: The long-term side effects of this medication are moderate. It's cost is outrageous. I will be changing to something soon as this bottle is empty. It is a compounded combination of Motrin and Pepcid. Somehow it does work differently than if you take them Over-the-counter separately.

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