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User Reviews for Ibuprofen

Also known as: A-G Profen, Actiprofen, Addaprin, Advil, Advil Children's, Advil Film-Coated, Advil Infant's Concentrated Drops, Advil Junior Strength, Advil Liqui-Gels, Advil Migraine, Caldolor, Cap-Profen, Children's ElixSure IB, Children's Motrin, Childrens Ibuprofen Berry, ...show all 46 brand names

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Summary of Ibuprofen reviews 71 reviews 7.1

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For Pain: "This is really good"

   
9.0

bvr (taken for less than 1 month) May 6, 2015

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Advil (ibuprofen) for Back Pain: "This works very well for me, and needless to say is readily available. The trick is knowing when to take one or when to take two."

   
7.0

Marcus99 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 23, 2015

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Motrin (ibuprofen) for Pain: "Great for short time use"

   
9.0

lucky best pain and anti flam a tory relief (taken for 10 years or more) December 2, 2014

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Motrin (ibuprofen) for Headache: "I was in the hospital and the nurse gave me this medication and it woked really good I have used day quill ibuprofen and many more medication and Motrin worked the best"

   
10

rocky_&_me November 21, 2014

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Advil (ibuprofen) for Pain: "I recently got braces, the pain quickly started and lasted long. Luckily, I took Advil and the pain has subsided."

   
8.0

Random Human (taken for less than 1 month) August 25, 2014

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Advil Liqui-Gels (ibuprofen) for Period Pain: "I suffer with endometriosis. Due to this the pain is brutal. I have tried most everything under the sun for relief. I highly recommend ADVIL LIQ-GELS, for fast relief with little stomach upset."

   
9.0

FeFe77 August 17, 2014

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For Pain: "Ibuprofen was my default pain relief early in my experience with Ankylosing Spondylitis. It reduced inflammation and made the pain, discomfort and stiffness more manageable. I did experience some side effects (constipation, followed by diarrhea due to the blockage, stomach pains etc., but the pain management helped to make it bearable. I managed on it for over 10 years before my fusion made the pain worse."

   
6.0

efan78 (taken for 10 years or more) May 1, 2014

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Advil Liqui-Gels (ibuprofen) for Fever: "Gels are better and work faster than the tablet form."

   
9.0

MercuryFan December 6, 2013

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For Osteoarthritis: "Been taking ibuprofen 800 3x a day, and always with food. A PA urged me to go off of it last Mon (now Wed) and replace with tramadol; said he didn't know anyone who didn't get stomach ulcers or have kidney problems when on ibuprofen for extended period. Each day pain grew worse until today I could hardly get out of bed as pain was excruciating. Cooked breakfast in a hurry, switched back to ibuprofen and now pain free by noon"

   
9.0

Mountain mama (taken for 10 years or more) November 13, 2013

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For Pain: "Been having costochondritis and the pain and swelling were increasing. After taking ibuprofen pain has decreased but noticed that my appetite has drastically changed, I'm craving everything i see and that made me gain weight. Which is weird for me because i have always been fit. Going to start taking ibuprofen right before i go to sleep to see how it works out."

   
7.0

Sarah Bar (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 10, 2013

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For Pain: "I take 1 200mg ibuprofen before bedtime. It helps me sleep and I don't wake up with any stiffness in the morning or during the next day. It lasts for 24hrs."

Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 16, 2013

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For Fever: "My son is sick with Influenza B. Last night his fever skyrocketed above 104, he vomited, wouldn't move, eat, or talk, I was terrified. I called the doctor and he recommended Children's Ibuprofen. Within an hour of taking it he was asleep, I give it every 6 hours and today he is 100 percent better, playing and even eating. I can't believe how well it works!"

   
10

KalesMommy (taken for less than 1 month) February 26, 2013

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Advil Migraine (ibuprofen) for Headache: "Long term migraine sufferer. First used Axert twice, still had burning, Advil Migraine relieved the burning. Only one day , but seems like it is worth a try."

   
9.0

bxconnector (taken for less than 1 month) February 25, 2013

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Children's Motrin (ibuprofen) for Fever: "I purchased this medicine for my little girl because it was doctor recommended. It was a need base purchase to reduce her fever and some of the discomfort that she was having. They stated that it would be the best in reducing her fever. I purchased the medicine and shortly after her fever was gone and she was resting. She slept well through the night. Children%u2019s Motrin is a name that I trust. Therefore, I was not hesitant at all when my doctor recommended that I purchase this product. I have also used other fever reducer products for my little one, such as Tylenol and it did not reduce her fever at all, so Motrin was the choice brand. Motrin allowed her to sleep through the night and she did not spike a fever the next day. Motrin did the job."

   
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Elisha L (taken for less than 1 month) January 25, 2013

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Motrin (ibuprofen) for Headache: "I've been suffering from headaches/migraines due to stress, menstrual cramps and dry sinuses for 5 years now and I have to say Motrin is very amazing with results. I would usually take 2 to 3 pills with food and about an hour or 2 it takes the pain away. No side effects!"

   
10

DayDay1988 (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 17, 2013

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Advil (ibuprofen) for : "My tonsils have been hurting very badly the whole day that I felt like crying. 10 minutes after taking Advil, I felt such a relief. More than half of the pain was gone and I was able to take my final exams for school without any pain. Thank you so much Advil!"

   
8.0

riririn (taken for less than 1 month) December 2, 2012

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Advil Liqui-Gels (ibuprofen) for Pain: "Didn't help much."

   
2.0

jim074 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 6, 2012

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For Back Pain: "Relieves pain faster but not quite like a narcotic...safer! 8.5 to a 9 out of 10 for 800mgs does the job!!"

   
9.0

bluemays34 (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 5, 2012

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Advil Liqui-Gels (ibuprofen) for Gout, Acute: "I have chronic gout problems, been having for 15 years. Advil works good for my back pain and most of the time for joint pain if taken at the first feeling of gout flare. Taking four 200mg caps at a time."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 29, 2012

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For Sciatica: "I would suggest taking Naproxen rather than Ibuprofen for this. 500 mg of Naproxen works. I have tried both and Naproxen is superior. Ibuprofen does nothing for me."

   
1.0

Anonymous May 27, 2012

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Advil (ibuprofen) for Pain: "I've been taking Advil (Ibuprofen) since 1999 for headaches and body pains. I sometimes take this with the prescription medication Maxalt (which treats migraines) I've have REALLY bad headaches and migraines since I was in grade school and took Tylenol until when into my late 20's. I then started taking the regular 2 tablet dose, 400 mg. I HAVE on occasion upped the dosage (not on doctors instruction) to 600mg if the 400mg dosage isn't effective and the pain doesn't not subside within 30-45 minutes."

   
9.0

When Dee April 2, 2012

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Advil (ibuprofen) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I'm starting to have pain in 2 of my fingers on my right hand, and I know that my family history has arthritis, so by taking 800mgs of Advil, it seems to take away the pain. I also found that putting heat on it, helps the pain also."

   
10

Anonymous March 7, 2012

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For Osteoarthritis: "I take the 800 mg tablet for pain and have for twenty years with very good results."

Anonymous January 25, 2012

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For Pain: "It's good."

   
10

doufus November 28, 2011

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For Period Pain: "Ibuprofen is wonderful for period pain, takes an hour to work and I take 2 x 200mg tablets every 8 hours. Have been taking ibuprofen for a few years now and it's always done the job so far, until this week that is. I was admitted to hospital with an immune system that almost shut down because of a reaction to ibuprofen. I consider myself very lucky that I did a routine blood test and found out this information, was told to stop taking the medicine immediately. Please be careful even if you've taken this medicine on a number of other occasions as I have done."

   
8.0

Anonymous October 7, 2011

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