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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 88 reviews 6.5

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For Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: "Wow. Started to get some major symptoms of TMJ this morning. I've never had to deal with it until today. The ibuprofen (Advil) did an amazing job at reducing the pain and discomfort. Granted, any medication that deals with TMJ helps temporarily and the root cause will need to be addressed. I believe that since my night guard got bent slightly and that I grind my teeth, the possible change in bite with the night-guard and overall grinding contributed. Having the dentist readjust my mouth guard should help do the job. A warm compress also helped me as well."

   
8.0

thebrogo September 25, 2016

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For Headache: "I get frequent headaches that I would describe as a painful tightening of the muscles in the back of my neck on the sides of the spine, right at the bottom of the skull. It's usually centered there but the pain can radiate to the top of my head If I take Ibuprofen early enough I can take 3 pills (600mg) but if it's a full blown headache I have to take 4 or 5 depending on the severity. If I swallow the pills whole it can take as long as 45 minutes to work. But pro-tip: you can chew them (unless it is the slow release form). They don't taste bad and they will work a little faster. Great medication. I don't know what I'd do without it. Came here to learn the maximum dose per day. Have not noticed any bad side effects."

   
10

Neck Pain Again (taken for 10 years or more) September 19, 2016

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For Pain: "Currently experiencing torn cartilage in my jaw after having my bottom impacted wisdom teeth pulled. The on call surgeon suggested these as well as the leftover oxycodine from my surgery. The tear happened about 8:35 this evening. Since then I've taken 3 oxycodine and 4 ibuprofen 800mg and nothing is taking away the pain. They did the job for the pain after surgery. But unfortunately nothing is doing it now."

Kmdool August 17, 2016

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For : "Didn't work for me. Made my stomach and head hurt. I was taking it for an ovarian cyst. I had to stick with Tylenol 3 instead."

   
2.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 13, 2016

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Motrin IB (ibuprofen) for Pain: "Excellent anti-inflammatory/NSAID. Worked well on a sprained big toe that caused swelling in that area. It works better than the store brand generic. I know people claim they are the same, but I can tell the difference."

   
10

NCResident (taken for less than 1 month) July 26, 2016

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Advil (ibuprofen) for Headache: "I have used Advil (Ibuprofen) for over a year for most headaches. It works like a charm, better than any other medicine I've tried, even ones previous doctors have recommended (my current one does recommend Advil). When I was a kid, I used the children's Advil (chewable), and it still worked great. It didn't taste like grease, unlike most other children's medicine I had. Now as an adult, I still love it. I've never experienced any side effects, nor have I ever had any negative reactions to it. It starts kicking in super quickly, and the headaches don't tend to come back after I take a tablet of Advil. Overall highly recommended, not too pricey (especially for the amount of drug in each capsule and for the number of capsules in a container)."

   
10

S_KittenLover7172006 (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 22, 2016

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Motrin IB (ibuprofen) for Period Pain: "I have taken midol, Advil, but none compare to Motrin IB. It worked within the first five minutes of me taking it. Great for instant relief, and last quite a while."

   
10

Kissy456 July 9, 2016

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For Pain: "The best pain reliever choice for me!"

   
8.0

Spe77 (taken for 10 years or more) June 18, 2016

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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."

   
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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"

   
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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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