What is Motrin IB?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Ibuprofen

Motrin® IB is a brand name product that contains 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 14 4
Degenerative disc disease 5 1
Migraine 3 0
Breakthrough pain 2 1
Pain in lower back 2 0
Stiffness in morning 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
3
Mild
6
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Motrin IB

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 2
Abdominal pain 1
Bowel problems 1
Bruising 1
Elevated liver enzymes 1
Gastric ulcer 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Motrin IB

Dosage Patients
800 mg three times daily 2
800 mg four times daily 1
2 400mg as needed 1
800mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Motrin IB

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently taking Motrin IB

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Motrin IB

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 3
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 13
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Motrin IB.