What is Ibuprofen Prescription?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Motrin Prescription Ibu Fenbid Gel

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Ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is used as a prescription medication in doses of 400-800 mg per dose for inflammatory diseases, rheumatoid disorders, mild-to-moderate pain, and dysmenorrhea.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 220 59
Pain throughout body 192 45
Fibromyalgia 114 30
Inflammation 34 5
Arthritis pain 24 5
Migraine headaches 23 11

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 11
Moderate 16
Mild 32
None 96

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen Prescription

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 9
Stomach upset 6
Nausea 4
Burning in stomach 3
Fatigue 3
Abdominal cramps 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen Prescription

Dosage Patients
800mg as needed 13
800 mg three times daily 9
800 mg daily 5
600mg as needed 5
400 mg three times daily 4
1,600 mg daily 4
800 mg twice daily 4
600 mg daily 2
1,200 mg daily 2
2,400 mg daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen Prescription

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 35
Side effects too severe 29
Did not seem to work 28
Other 26
Course of treatment ended 14
Change in health plan coverage 4
Personal research 3
Expense 2
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Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 21
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 16

Stopped taking Ibuprofen Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 17
1 - 6 months 23
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 16
2 - 5 years 22
5 - 10 years 15
10 years or more 15
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 87
Usually 45
Sometimes 19
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 12
A little hard to take 19
Not at all hard to take 122
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 79
Not specified 73

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ibuprofen Prescription after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Naproxen Prescription (Naproxen 500) 4
Tramadol (Ultram) 4
Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) 1
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 1
Hydrocodone (Hysingla ER) 1

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Patients stopped taking Ibuprofen Prescription and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 7
Naproxen Prescription (Naproxen 500) 5
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Vicodin) 4
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 3
Fentanyl Transdermal Patch (Duragesic) 2

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18 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen Prescription

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speechlessinseattle
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
PLS

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Jun 27, 2013 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Indigestion

Sep 17, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Indigestion

Feb 6, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Indigestion

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Itsalwayssomething
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Itsalwayssomething
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 58
Condition: Chronic Pain Syndrome 22 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Chronic Pain Syndrome

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Nov 5, 2012 (Started May 26, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain throughout body)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed

Sep 15, 2012 (Started May 26, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain throughout body)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Medicine head)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed

Jun 30, 2012 (Started May 26, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain throughout body)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Medicine head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: My dose is (1) 800mg tablet 3x / day. I usually take 2 at once, and then I'm done. I rarely take them more than once or twice a month.

Jun 25, 2012 (Started May 26, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain throughout body)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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PHEONIX
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PHEONIX
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Aug 22, 2012 (Started Dec 07, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: If taking ibuprofen have to know it may cause some water retention ( sweeling in limbs ). But it did help offset the pain and sometimes fever associated w/ the avonex injection.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 7, 2008 (Started Dec 07, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: take w/ food or milk
Cost: < $25 monthly

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