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User Reviews for Ibuprofen (Page 3)

Also known as: Advil, Motrin, Motrin IB, Advil Liqui-Gels, Advil Children's, Addaprin, Motrin Childrens, Nuprin, Children's Motrin, Proprinal, Advil Migraine, Midol IB, Childrens Ibuprofen Berry, Caldolor, Advil Infant's Concentrated Drops, Advil Film-Coated, Genpril, IBU-200, A-G Profen, Advil Junior Strength, Midol Maximum Strength Cramp Formula Actiprofen Motrin Migraine Pain PediaCare Infants' IB Ibuprofen Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer PediaCare Children's IB Ibuprofen Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer Motrin Junior Strength Motrin Infant Drops NeoProfen Help I Have An Aching Body Children's ElixSure IB Cap-Profen Motrin Pediatric …show all brand names

Ibuprofen has an average rating of 7.4 out of 10 from a total of 192 ratings on Drugs.com. 64% of those users who reviewed Ibuprofen reported a positive effect, while 18% reported a negative effect.

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Summary of Ibuprofen reviews 7.4 192 reviews

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Reviews for Ibuprofen

Ivanisgreat · Taken for less than 1 month May 16, 2018

For Headache: “I’ve always turned to ibuprofen when I have headaches. It tends to help me by removing the headache in the first place. I recommend you buy the Walmart brand (Equate) because it’s a good generic brand and it works really well.”

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Chris · Taken for 2 to 5 years August 22, 2020

Advil (ibuprofen) for Back Pain: “The new ad with the catchy song”we want to praise you for your strength” seems to empower you with the thought that you keep strong through all your pain and maybe Advil helps this too. It does, it did for me. I took two in the AM and two in the pm for 3-4 years and kept doing anything physical I wanted to- until I was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease CKD. I only have 30% kidney function and I am not able to take any NSAIDs any more. I can only take acetaminophen and I am in constant pain because acetaminophen does not reduce inflammation like Advil does. BE CAREFUL the ads say “ what pain? “ well when your kidneys won't function properly you will learn what pain is when you can’t take Advil anymore because you took it for too long and then a Dr says “would you like me to prescribe an opioid for you pain now?” No thank you. Read The Label!!!”

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Bon · Taken for 10 years or more October 18, 2018

Advil Liqui-Gels (ibuprofen) for Pain: “I've been taking Advil liquid gel caps for years for the relief of migraines. The last couple of years I've been developing itching scalp that followed with swollen eyes, lips and tongue. I thought at first it was something I was eating or coming in contact with. I never suspected it to be my Advils since I've been taking them for years and these reactions kind of new. I've been paying close attention to what I do and eat and I found that it was most definitely the Advils that were causing these side effects which often sent me to the emergency when my tongue would swell. I just wanted to share this experience cause it took me 2yrs to figure the cause of my itchy scalp, swollen eyes, lips and tongue that would last for two days for swelling to reduce.”

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S_KittenLover7172006 · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 22, 2016

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 / 10
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Pea · Taken for less than 1 month July 26, 2018

Advil (ibuprofen) for Pain: “Advil works extremely well for toothache. I was taking prescription Ibuprofen 600 and they don't work as well or as fast as original advil in my opinion. Starts to work 15-30 mins after taking 3 for me. This is an infected tooth that needed a root canal or is going to eventually be pulled. I keep advil in my purse and will discontinue use after I have the procedure. Very pleased at how it stops extreme pain. A godsend!”

10 / 10
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Anonymous July 7, 2009

Motrin (ibuprofen) for Headache: “I take Motrin for my headaches and it works within 30 minutes. I have no side affects. I have tried Aleve, Advil, Tylenol and some prescription drugs for headaches. None have helped me like Motrin does.”

10 / 10
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NCResident · Taken for less than 1 month July 26, 2016

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.”

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JB 2019 December 26, 2016

Advil (ibuprofen) for Headache: “Always take this pain pills is the ONLY ONE works for me and I visited to many doctors office and change medication but always back to advil because is more safe to take this compare to the doctor prescription.”

10 / 10
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When Dee April 2, 2012

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 / 10
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psychlops · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 12, 2018

For Back Pain: “Ibuprofen certainly seems to reduce the pain in my back, and has been very effective in eliminating pain in my toothache. But it can (mildly) upset my stomach, especially if I take it without food. Even if taken with food, My Stomach can feel 'strange' and feel as if something is irritating it. It's hard to properly describe. I could be imagining it. There is increased intestinal (loud) rumbling and other noises as well. Still, it seems to work where paracetamol is totally ineffective.”

6 / 10
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roxi213 May 21, 2011

For Period Pain: “I always take these pills when I have my period, and it usually takes away the pain within an hour or so, but I do not recommend you take ibuprofen without eating first as I have done in the past, not such a good idea.”

7 / 10
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DayDay1988 · Taken for 5 to 10 years January 17, 2013

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 / 10
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Ivan g October 17, 2009

For Pain: “This medicine works super for pain if you take enough. I used it for many months for back pain due to disc protrusion. Chronic use gave me stomach problems. I used too much and my doctor claimed I was passing blood so I use it sparingly now, if the Tylenol based medicines do not work well enough. It helps mild headache to where Tylenol does nothing. When you start having heartburn or loose bowel movements stop taking Ibuprofen and use something else tell your doctor or you will hurt yourself seriously. Over the counter does not mean safe to use as you wish.”

9 / 10
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NT · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 30, 2020

For Pain: “As I was diagnosed with a bulging disc with spine pain as well as neck pain and maybe some arthritis in my right hand my dr. prescribed one tablet 3x’s a day. It helps with all 3 ailments Working as an employee for UPS work is physically demanding with this medication I am able to perform my work tasks. Very effective For 60 pills Under Local 804 TeamCare blue cross blue shield I only paid 1.36 for full prescription as medications are pricy I’m grateful to the insurance company and pharmacies like CVS that participate in this plan”

10 / 10
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Pam9 July 25, 2017

For Period Pain: “I've had bad period cramps since I started menstruating. I used ibuprofen but 400 mg every four to six hours was not enough; I was afraid to take more until I read the prescription dosage for arthritis was as high as 3200 mg per day. I bumped my dosage up to 600 mg per dose and that made a huge difference. I recommend talking to a doctor or pharmacist about how much to take if the typical dose isn't working for you.”

8 / 10
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OriginalLHB · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 28, 2019

For Pain: “I was taken kicking and screaming off of Norco 10/325 x 6 daily and put on buprenorphine 2 mgs. twice a daily and ibufrofen (Advil) 200 mgs. as needed. I did not realize the side effects from the Norco were so bad until I stopped it (severe itching, severe intestinal cramping, constant watching the clock waiting until my next dose). I have lumbar stenosis and severe pain in my left foot. The buprenorphine keeps it down to a level 3-5 most of the time and when it gets bad just one 200 mg OTC Advil knocks it back to 1-3. I have yet to experience stomach upset at this low dose. I wouldn't have believed it if you told me either. Incredibly effective for an OTC pain reliever.”

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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years December 15, 2019

Advil Liqui-Gels (ibuprofen) for Muscle Pain: “Advil works great for inflammation and pain but has anybody experience blood vessels breaking under the skin after long term use? If I scratch my arm over my clothes it will make a horrible spot. It only happens on my arms so weird.”

8 / 10
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pseudonymous · Taken for less than 1 month October 16, 2016

Advil (ibuprofen) for Headache: “Advil is my pain reliever of choice, and I take it occasionally to relieve severe headaches; however, it is not without its (many) faults. For starters, it often takes as long as 2 hours to start acting. Also, it is VERY hard on my stomach—taking even the smallest recommended dose makes me feel queasy and nauseous. I actually prefer the children's Advil, as it has a similar pain-relieving effect without as much stomach pain. Overall, Advil is a worthwhile pain medication, but I would recommend using it sparingly.”

7 / 10
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Darkchocolate · Taken for less than 1 month November 11, 2019

Advil Liqui-Gels (ibuprofen) for Period Pain: “As much as I don’t like taking medications (I just feel like it’s not good for your kidneys and it’s not natural), I suffer from very painful period cramps every month. I tried using other remedies but TBH none of them work (even for weed). I normally feel very weak on my first day of period and I almost can’t feel any blood in my limbs. Pain killers like advil works well and I felt like I was normal again. Would recommend it.”

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Senior Curly Top April 15, 2017

For Pain: “I took 400 mg every 6 to 8 hours ibuprofen in the hospital for chest pain caused by radiation for breast cancer. Since coming home from the hospital after four days, I am now reducing to one 200 mg tablet every 6 to 8 hours. Will taper off in the next couple of days. It has really worked wonders for the terrible pain in my chest.”

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KalesMommy · Taken for less than 1 month February 26, 2013

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!”

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ShawnaL977 February 2, 2016

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.”

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rezoonicz · Taken for less than 1 month December 25, 2015

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 / 10
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Khemi January 14, 2017

For Period Pain: “Poor! Obviously a male must've been the person the person behind the making of these tablets because they are poor! Too mild. When a woman takes painkillers for menstrual pains, it means they don't want to feel anything! But these tabs don't eradicate the pain like other regular pains do. In face, nurofen plus is far much better than the one for menstrual pains. I just think this was another way to expand their product line in the market to increase their customer base and profits! Nurofen guys, relook at it please!”

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Annie · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 22, 2018

For Pain: “Please note that gastric bypass patients must stop all use of Ibuprofen and Aleve forever as they are harmful to your pouch and create ulcers. I just was hospitalized for my Ibuprofen use as it caused a hole in my pouch.”

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