What is Equate Ibuprofen?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Ibuprofen

Equate Ibuprofen is a specific brand of ibuprofen, 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 29 6
Inflammation 9 3
Headaches 4 14
Increase effect of another treatment 3 0
Migraine 3 4
Arthritis pain 2 1

Show all 22 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
4
Mild
2
None
19

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Equate Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 2
Bruising 1
Diarrhea 1
Stomach discomfort 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Equate Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
400 mg daily 1
800 mg three times daily 1
200mg as needed 1
2 100mg as needed 1
2 800mg as needed 1
3 100mg/5mL as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Equate Ibuprofen

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 4
Other 4
Side effects too severe 3
Did not seem to work 1
Personal research 1
See all 11 patients who've stopped taking Equate Ibuprofen

Duration

Currently taking Equate Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 3
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Equate Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 18
Usually 4
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
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 24
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 22
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Equate Ibuprofen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Equate Ibuprofen.