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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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What is this?

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 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: 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...

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: Tremor, Nausea, Anxiety, Abnormal dreams, Scar, Mental disorder, Fear

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

... with my surroundings and developed nausea. That night I experienced vivid dreams that eventually turned into full blown anxiety attacks. I was so scared to sleep I stayed up trembling the entire night...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Migraine

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... now is really quite unbearable. After 24 hours i had a very intense migraine come on which lasted for two days, 36 hours on my lower back and whole of left leg is throbbing and very painful. I have so...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Irritability, Rhinorrhoea, Headache, Dizziness, Influenza like illness, Poor quality sleep

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 4, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: 4 hours of serious flu like symptoms that made it difficult to do much of anything - headache, dizziness, irritability, and a runny nose. This was followed by a night of very poor sleep...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: None This is a follow up to my post 04/16/2015. Took a whole 20 mg tablet on a Friday around noon. Was sure to drink several large glasses of water the remainder of the day ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Back pain, Abdominal pain, Myalgia, Musculoskeletal pain, Muscle fatigue

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 22, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: OMG. The worst lower back pain ever, shoulder pain, general muscle pains, muscle fatigue,abdominal pain, joint pain. Worse at night. Seen my doctor. Didn't link my symptoms to cialis at...


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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.