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 238 67
Pain throughout body 205 55
Fibromyalgia 119 35
Inflammation 35 5
Arthritis pain 25 6

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  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 12
Moderate 17
Mild 33
None 116

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen Prescription

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 9
Upset stomach 6
Nausea 5
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 17
800 mg three times daily 15
800 mg daily 6
600mg as needed 6
400 mg three times daily 3
600 mg three times daily 3
1,200 mg daily 2
1,600 mg daily 2
800 mg twice 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 41
Side effects too severe 31
Did not seem to work 30
Other 26
Course of treatment ended 16
Change in health plan coverage 5
Personal research 3
Expense 2
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Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen Prescription

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 20
5 - 10 years 28
10 years or more 17

Stopped taking Ibuprofen Prescription

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 20
1 - 6 months 28
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 18
2 - 5 years 22
5 - 10 years 15
10 years or more 16
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 104
Usually 51
Sometimes 18
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 12
A little hard to take 23
Not at all hard to take 141
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 85
Not specified 89

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ibuprofen Prescription after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 6
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 5
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 3
Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) 1
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 1

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Patients stopped taking Ibuprofen Prescription and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 7
Tramadol (Ultram) 7
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 6
Meloxicam (Mobic) 4
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 3

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17 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen Prescription

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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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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Aug 14, 2012 (Started Jul 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: always helped with monthly cramps as well. Long term use of this (over 15 years, usually at the 800mg dose) has done very bad things to my stomach. My GERD is quite bad if I don't take the generic for Prilosec (though the Nexium worked even better- had to stop because of cost, though). It's vitally important to take it with food! For years, it's what allowed me to live vaguely normally. However, the past few months have shown, it's not as effective as I once found it to be. My Pain Clinic doctor is switching me to Mobic to see if that helps more.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 22, 2012 (Started Jul 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I notice my joints stiffen up if I don't take it. I have also noticed that it helps immensely with menstrual cramps
Cost: < $25 monthly

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