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Ibuprofen

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Satisfaction
7.3
6.7  Effectiveness
1.8  Side Effects
5.9  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 1 Ibuprofen side effect and 2 Ibuprofen benefits.

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Treatment Information
Ibuprofen is the generic name and active ingredient of this medication. It is available under various brand names like, Advil, Genpril, Ibu, Midol, Motrin, and Nuprin.

It belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It functions by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

It is primarily used reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by various conditions like arthritis; back pain; headache; menstrual cramps; minor injury; and toothache; etc.
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Effectiveness of Ibuprofen by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Ibuprofen, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0.7% 4.5% 88.9% 5.3% 0.7%
Balance/Equilibrium 0.2% 2.2% 92% 4.2% 1.5%
Blood Pressure 0.3% 0.8% 96% 1.7% 1.2%
Breathing 0.8% 0.8% 94.7% 2.7% 1%
Confidence 0.5% 2% 92.4% 3.8% 1.3%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 2.5% 90.7% 6% 0.8%
Digestion 1.2% 5.3% 91.2% 1.7% 0.7%
Emotional Well-being 0.3% 3.1% 85% 9.7% 1.8%
Energy 0.3% 6% 80.7% 12.1% 1%
Eyesight 0.5% 1.2% 96% 1.7% 0.7%
Memory 0.2% 1.5% 95.8% 2.2% 0.3%
Mental Clarity 0.3% 2.3% 88.1% 7.8% 1.5%
Pain 4.3% 5.9% 47.4% 21.6% 20.8%
Patience 0.8% 2% 89.1% 7.1% 1%
Sexual Health 0.5% 1.8% 94.4% 2.3% 1%
Skin Complexion 0.3% 1.3% 96% 1.7% 0.7%
Sleep 1.1% 4.1% 72.6% 17.9% 4.2%
Stress Level 1% 3.1% 83.4% 11.4% 1.2%
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Commonly Reported Ibuprofen Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 98% 1.2% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3%
Anxiety 96.7% 3.3% 0% 0% 0%
Appetite Loss 88.7% 7.5% 1.9% 1.9% 0%
Blurred Vision 98.3% 1.7% 0% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 98.3% 1.7% 0% 0% 0%
Bruising 87.5% 0% 0% 12.5% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Chest Heaviness / Pressure 97% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 98.3% 0.8% 0.8% 0% 0%
Confusion 99.2% 0.8% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 94.2% 4.1% 0.6% 0.9% 0.2%
Dehydration / Thirst 93% 5.3% 1.8% 0% 0%
Depression 98.2% 1% 0.6% 0.2% 0%
Diarrhea 97.6% 1.8% 0.6% 0% 0%
Difficulty Urinating 98.6% 0.7% 0.7% 0% 0%
Dizziness 92% 5.9% 1.5% 0.7% 0%
Drowsiness 88.5% 7.8% 3.1% 0.5% 0.2%
Dry Mouth 91.3% 7.8% 0.7% 0% 0.2%
Eye / Vision Problems 88.9% 0% 11.1% 0% 0%
Fatigue 93.8% 4.7% 1% 0.3% 0.2%
Feeling of Warmth 96% 3% 1% 0% 0%
Fever 98.4% 1% 0.2% 0% 0.4%
Gas 98.3% 1.7% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 96% 2.7% 0.5% 0.5% 0.3%
Heartburn 93.2% 2.3% 2.3% 2.3% 0%
Hot Flashes / Flushing 96% 4% 0% 0% 0%
Increased Urination 98.2% 0% 1.8% 0% 0%
Insomnia 98.3% 0.8% 0.8% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 98.3% 1.7% 0% 0% 0%
Lethargy 96.8% 2.6% 0% 0.3% 0.3%
Mood Swings 98.3% 1.7% 0% 0% 0%
Movement Problems 97.7% 1.5% 0.9% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 77.8% 11.1% 11.1% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 99.2% 0.8% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Spasms 98% 1.7% 0% 0% 0.3%
Nausea 90.4% 5.6% 2.7% 1% 0.3%
Osteoporosis / Loss of Bone Mass 88.9% 0% 11.1% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 99.2% 0% 0.8% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 99.2% 0% 0% 0% 0.8%
Skin Rash 97.7% 0% 0% 0% 2.3%
Slow Breathing 99.7% 0.3% 0% 0% 0%
Slow Heartbeat 99.1% 0.6% 0% 0% 0.3%
Stomach Ache 91.7% 6.7% 1.7% 0% 0%
Swelling 98.1% 0% 0% 0% 1.9%
Tingling Sensations 98% 2% 0% 0% 0%
Tremors 98.6% 1.4% 0% 0% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 94.9% 5.1% 0% 0% 0%
Vomiting 98% 0% 2% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Ibuprofen Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Addiction 98.1% 1.9% 0% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 93.6% 2.1% 2.1% 0% 2.1%
Change in Skin Coloring 98% 0% 2% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 98% 1% 0% 1% 0%
Confusion 98.8% 0.9% 0.2% 0% 0%
Dark / Tarry Stools 96.2% 1.9% 0% 1.9% 0%
Decreased Number of Blood Cells 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Delirium 99.8% 0.2% 0% 0% 0%
Discolored Urine 95.5% 2.3% 2.3% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 97% 2% 0% 0% 1%
Eye / Vision Problems 97.7% 0% 0% 2.3% 0%
Fever 95.7% 0% 4.3% 0% 0%
Heart Attack 99.8% 0% 0.2% 0% 0%
Heartburn 70% 0% 20% 0% 10%
High Blood Pressure 88.9% 0% 11.1% 0% 0%
Indigestion 93.3% 0% 0% 6.7% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 98.4% 1.6% 0% 0% 0%
Itching 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Lethargy 96.6% 3.4% 0% 0% 0%
Liver Damage 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Metallic Taste in Mouth 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Migraine / Chronic Daily Headaches 99% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Spasms 97.7% 1.1% 1.1% 0% 0%
Rapid Heartbeat 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 99.3% 0.4% 0.4% 0% 0%
Ringing in Ears 93.3% 4.4% 2.2% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Slow Breathing 96.6% 3.4% 0% 0% 0%
Slow Heartbeat 98.9% 0% 1.1% 0% 0%
Sore Throat 97.7% 0% 2.3% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 85% 5% 5% 2.5% 2.5%
Stomach Ulcers 88.9% 0% 0% 0% 11.1%
Swelling 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Ulcer 99.3% 0% 0.7% 0% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Ibuprofen
Since taking Ibuprofen Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 0.8%
Blindness 0.4%
Fall 0.3%
Hallucination 0.4%
Hospitalization 0.1%
Seizure 0.6%
Stroke 0.1%
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User Comments about Ibuprofen
04 Feb 2013 I've had a good experience using Ibuprofen. I do wonder if using this product will have effects on my internal organs.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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17 Apr 2012 While taking Ibuprofen i have found that on some mild or weak occasions the headache will dissapate.
   —Posted by Jletts
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17 Apr 2012 it is very useful for pain relief and helps alot.:)
   —Posted by brenda
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17 Apr 2012 good
   —Posted by Jim
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29 Jan 2012 Very good for pain.
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