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User Reviews for Ibuprofen to treat Back Pain

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

Ibuprofen has an average rating of 6.4 out of 10 from a total of 17 ratings for the treatment of Back Pain. 35% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 18% reported a negative effect.

Ibuprofen Rating Summary

6.4/10 average rating

17 ratings from 19 user reviews.

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Reviews for Ibuprofen

Roeb · Taken for less than 1 month August 17, 2017

Advil (ibuprofen): “I bought the New Advil minis and they stink, They did nothing for my back pain as the originals did. I took 2 gels at once and they usually work right away, but these minis did nothing. I don't believe there is 200mg in each one as they say. Why change something that works, they lost my business..I hope others test it and let everyone know if they worked for them.”

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

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

Advil (ibuprofen): “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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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month July 21, 2017

“Seriously worked better than the Percoset given to me at the hospital. I hurt my back but needed to go to work and couldn't be loopy. Lasts about 6 hrs then pain started to kick in again.. then took the OxyContin and broke out in hot sweats and nesusea... other one was way better”

10 / 10
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tmbartle April 10, 2009

Advil Liqui-Gels (ibuprofen): “Works better for my back pain than Oxycontin”

8 / 10
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bluemays34 · Taken for 2 to 5 years August 5, 2012

“Relieves pain faster but not quite like a narcotic...safer! 8.5 to a 9 out of 10 for 800mgs does the job!!”

9 / 10
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oxyaaron January 10, 2011

Motrin (ibuprofen): “Better than any other NSAID but when you have serious pain you will need something a little stronger.”

7 / 10
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L5-S1 hern/nerve damage · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 4, 2015

Advil (ibuprofen): “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 / 10
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Marcus99 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 23, 2015

Advil (ibuprofen): “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 / 10
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xxlane January 27, 2011

Motrin (ibuprofen): “Seems to help back pain. Good for headaches.”

7 / 10
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Anonymous June 10, 2009

Motrin IB (ibuprofen): “Effective in reducing discomfort”

9 / 10
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LexiVanity. December 5, 2008

“Good for headaches and back aches. I definitely recommend ibuprofen.”

7 / 10
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BeeRealz · Taken for less than 1 month December 16, 2020

Motrin (ibuprofen): “Motrin is truly the best form of Ibuprofen, it seems to last a lot longer than other brands. I highly recommend it.”

9 / 10
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Jared · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 15, 2020

“Works like a charm, mainly for headache but can reduce the pain in your back as well, definitely recommend ibuprofen for headache and other things as well.”

8 / 10
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Jay · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 18, 2018

“This made my stomach hurt bad”

1 / 10
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BeeRealz · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 16, 2020

“Ibuprofen is great, I don’t know how I would live without it, it’s very effective but sometimes I have to mix it with Acetaminophen to help the pain relief longer.”

7 / 10
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Bubba · Taken for less than 1 month June 29, 2020

“600mg ibuprofen tablets from Ascend Laboratories hardly worked as an anti-inflammatory compared to the 600mg tablets from Amneal Pharmaceuticals which worked very well for me.”

1 / 10
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Tea March 25, 2021

“I have to take about 3 to 4 for my back pain it usually helps the rest of the day”

6 / 10
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Noman · Taken for less than 1 month October 13, 2021

“I had use this pain reliever but after some days left my Dr told me that this pain reliever had increased my creatinine level very high. Don't use this medicine”

5 / 10
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