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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
Swelling 98.1% 0% 0% 0% 1.9%
Cold Symptoms 98.3% 0.8% 0.8% 0% 0%
Appetite Loss 88.7% 7.5% 1.9% 1.9% 0%
Headache 96% 2.7% 0.5% 0.5% 0.3%
Difficulty Urinating 98.6% 0.7% 0.7% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 97.7% 0% 0% 0% 2.3%
Feeling of Warmth 96% 3% 1% 0% 0%
Gas 98.3% 1.7% 0% 0% 0%
Tingling Sensations 98% 2% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 93.8% 4.7% 1% 0.3% 0.2%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 94.9% 5.1% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 98.2% 1% 0.6% 0.2% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 99.2% 0% 0.8% 0% 0%
Lethargy 96.8% 2.6% 0% 0.3% 0.3%
Muscle / Joint Pain 77.8% 11.1% 11.1% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 98.3% 1.7% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 98.3% 1.7% 0% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 98.3% 1.7% 0% 0% 0%
Increased Urination 98.2% 0% 1.8% 0% 0%
Vomiting 98% 0% 2% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 99.2% 0% 0% 0% 0.8%
Stomach Ache 91.7% 6.7% 1.7% 0% 0%
Confusion 99.2% 0.8% 0% 0% 0%
Fever 98.4% 1% 0.2% 0% 0.4%
Bruising 87.5% 0% 0% 12.5% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 98.3% 1.7% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 94.2% 4.1% 0.6% 0.9% 0.2%
Hot Flashes / Flushing 96% 4% 0% 0% 0%
Osteoporosis / Loss of Bone Mass 88.9% 0% 11.1% 0% 0%
Muscle Spasms 98% 1.7% 0% 0% 0.3%
Slow Breathing 99.7% 0.3% 0% 0% 0%
Chest Heaviness / Pressure 97% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 96.7% 3.3% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 88.5% 7.8% 3.1% 0.5% 0.2%
Nausea 90.4% 5.6% 2.7% 1% 0.3%
Dry Mouth 91.3% 7.8% 0.7% 0% 0.2%
Dizziness 92% 5.9% 1.5% 0.7% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 88.9% 0% 11.1% 0% 0%
Movement Problems 97.7% 1.5% 0.9% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Tremors 98.6% 1.4% 0% 0% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 93% 5.3% 1.8% 0% 0%
Insomnia 98.3% 0.8% 0.8% 0% 0%
Heartburn 93.2% 2.3% 2.3% 2.3% 0%
Allergic Reaction 98% 1.2% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3%
Muscle Cramping 99.2% 0.8% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 97.6% 1.8% 0.6% 0% 0%
Slow Heartbeat 99.1% 0.6% 0% 0% 0.3%
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Less Commonly Reported Ibuprofen Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Discolored Urine 95.5% 2.3% 2.3% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 99.3% 0.4% 0.4% 0% 0%
Delirium 99.8% 0.2% 0% 0% 0%
Rapid Heartbeat 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Lethargy 96.6% 3.4% 0% 0% 0%
Indigestion 93.3% 0% 0% 6.7% 0%
Slow Heartbeat 98.9% 0% 1.1% 0% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 97.7% 0% 0% 2.3% 0%
Change in Weight 98% 1% 0% 1% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Heart Attack 99.8% 0% 0.2% 0% 0%
Dark / Tarry Stools 96.2% 1.9% 0% 1.9% 0%
Heartburn 70% 0% 20% 0% 10%
Confusion 98.8% 0.9% 0.2% 0% 0%
High Blood Pressure 88.9% 0% 11.1% 0% 0%
Liver Damage 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Addiction 98.1% 1.9% 0% 0% 0%
Swelling 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 98.4% 1.6% 0% 0% 0%
Ringing in Ears 93.3% 4.4% 2.2% 0% 0%
Ulcer 99.3% 0% 0.7% 0% 0%
Slow Breathing 96.6% 3.4% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Spasms 97.7% 1.1% 1.1% 0% 0%
Migraine / Chronic Daily Headaches 99% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Skin Coloring 98% 0% 2% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Metallic Taste in Mouth 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Decreased Number of Blood Cells 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Itching 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ulcers 88.9% 0% 0% 0% 11.1%
Dry Mouth 97% 2% 0% 0% 1%
Breathing Difficulties 93.6% 2.1% 2.1% 0% 2.1%
Stomach Ache 85% 5% 5% 2.5% 2.5%
Sore Throat 97.7% 0% 2.3% 0% 0%
Fever 95.7% 0% 4.3% 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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