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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 81 reviews 6.4

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For Sciatica: "800 mg helped with my pain. It takes about an hour to work then pain is manageable. I have minimal side effects, a little headachy and slightly tired. I can take this and get relief without feeling drugged."

   
10

Suzyqszoo (taken for less than 1 month) March 10, 2016

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For Pain: "I took 600 MG of this medication for a mild to moderate knee sprain, and it made it tolerable to bear weight. It reduces inflammation, which is good for minor injuries. I would highly recommend this for short term use, as it's over the counter and not sedating. It works pretty fast, too."

   
8.0

Steppney February 23, 2016

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Advil Liqui-Gels (ibuprofen) for Headache: "STAY AWAY FROM THIS. Took this medication at 5 am when I woke up with a headache. Took an advil extra strength. Shortly after, I was puking my guts up for like an hour. I had an exam that morning too. Needless to say, I failed my exam. Thank you advil. I do not recommend this."

   
1.0

ShawnaL977 February 2, 2016

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For Period Pain: "I am having a severe dysmenorrhea each and every of my menstrual days. That's why I tried ibuprofen, specifically Advil, as it was also suggested by my friends. But before I took this, I consulted my doctor. He gave me specific dosages. Now, my menstrual cramps are gone."

   
8.0

rezoonicz (taken for less than 1 month) December 25, 2015

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Advil (ibuprofen) for Spondylolisthesis: "Not great for your gut long term"

   
2.0

Jrpuk (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 15, 2015

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Advil (ibuprofen) for Back Pain: "Awful, to say the least. Don't even consider this if you have anything more than a headache, and even that won't be tolerable after taking a few of these."

   
1.0

L5-S1 hern/nerve damage (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 4, 2015

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Motrin (ibuprofen) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. I had an allergic reaction to naproxen so I started taking Motrin and It was very effective. I have been in remission for about 18 years now."

   
10

Mrorae November 16, 2015

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For Patent Ductus Arteriosus: "This helped with my shoulder pain."

   
5.0

gfl October 17, 2015

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For Neck Pain: "It did not help at all and actually made my whiplash a lot more painful"

   
1.0

Official weirdo 101 August 27, 2015

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For Headache: "Does nothing for my migraines,tylenol works much better"

   
1.0

be2 (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 15, 2015

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Motrin (ibuprofen) for : "Took an 800 mg with food. Severe gas, heart burn, vomiting and diarrhea. It's been 24 hours and my stomach is still in excruciating pain. Never again"

John_tn August 11, 2015

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For Headache: "didn't do much for my headaches"

   
3.0

be2 (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 6, 2015

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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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