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Ibuprofen

Popular Brands: : Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Advil Liqui-gels, Children's Motrin
Official FDA Reports281,987
Social Media Events2,292
Total Posts19,879
Avg. Review Score3.67/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Ibuprofen
Brands and Other Names
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Manufacturers
  • 7-eleven
  • A P J Laboratories Limited
  • A&z Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  • Abbott Laboratories Pharmaceutical Products Div
  • Access Business Group Llc
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  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Ibuprofen.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Ibuprofen Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Ibuprofen

Pain

... but there was a constipation issue after only three or four days of dosing. The problem with Ibuprofen was that I had to take at least 4 200mg pills every 4 hours for intense pain . Several injuries 5...


Source: Orudis-KT-Orudris-Pain-Relief-review-e...

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Feeling Cold

pros> Advil Cold and Sinus is the miracle cure! Advil Cold and Sinus is the only OTC drug I would count on for days when I have a cold or sinus infection and need to keep going. ...


Source: Advil-Cold-and-Sinus-Liqui-Gels-review...

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Musculoskeletal Discomfort

... to pay for a prescription pain reliever, following my dental procedures, I just take two motrin IB and it relieves the pain almost immediately. I also use it for aching muscles , after working out, it...


Source: Motrin-IB-review-2a931

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By asn2257 in fdb.rxlist.com on July 25, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I started taking this medicine for cramps and period headaches and it worked wonders! I even take it when I'm not on my period. It relieves my premenstrual migraines and even hangovers! I always recom...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Feeling hot, Muscle spasms, Panic attack

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 15, 2015 @ 12:00 am

i am not sure what happend i took motrin arround 6:00 pm went to bed at about 11:00 woke up jn the middle of the night feeling very hot and when I tried to stand up my legs did not res...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Somnolence

Posted By Mimi in fdb.rxlist.com on June 22, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... supposed to do, which was ease my period pain and it actually made my period lighter. However, each time I've taken one (it calls for 2 pills but I only take 1) it's made me VERY dizzy and drowsy. If ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Dizziness, Loss of consciousness

Posted By Les in fdb.rxlist.com on June 13, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... felt as if they were getting worse. 30 minutes later my cramps have gone but I could barely even hold my head up at work and felt like I was about to pass out so dizzy and tired struggling to keep my ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 11, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I used to take Advil all the time with no problems -- this issue began VERY suddenly and severely. Every time I take this drug now, within the hour, my nose will start POURING uncontrol...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 9, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects:

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 27, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Drowsiness, probably due to blood loss and muscle relaxation. Advil is the only pain medicine that has ever helped fully relieve my menstrual cramps. I have gotten to the poin...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Myalgia, Dyspepsia, Vision blurred

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 13, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Initially I had the full set: muscle pains, dizziness, blurred vision, reflux etc. That was when I was taking up to 20 mg at a time. After a few months I started using 5 mg roughly ever...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Discomfort, Irritability, Migraine, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 12, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Started out fine ... Then I had leg..butt...all over pain the next morning ...migraine headache into 3rd day .. irritable...very fatigued... Won't take it again ... Wont take...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 12, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Effects last a full week. Found Viagra and Levitra to last for only an hour. For me Cialis lasts 6 to 7 days of ready for action. Penis muscle very hard and stiff. None of t...


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.