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Ibuprofen (generic for Advil)

  • What is ibuprofen?
    Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that comes in over-the-counter and prescription strengths. Ibuprofen is used to treat pain, swelling, and stiffness symptoms caused by various forms of arthritis. It is also used to treat mild-to-moderate pain caused by other conditions, like menstrual pain.

    Nonprescription ibuprofen is used to treat uncomfortable symptoms caused by fever, toothaches, headaches, the common cold, and more.
    Talk to your health care provider about whether or not ibuprofen is right for you.

  • What are the common side effects of ibuprofen?
    Ibuprofen has been shown to cause some side effects. Talk to your health care provider if these adverse reactions do not go away within a few days.


Common side effects reported from ibuprofen use include:

  • Bloating
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

This is not a complete list of all possible side effects caused by ibuprofen.

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Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that comes in over-the-counter and prescription strengths. Ibuprofen is used to treat pain, swelling, and stiffness symptoms caused by various forms of arthritis. It is also used to treat mild-to-moderate pain caused by other conditions, like menstrual pain.

Nonprescription ibuprofen is used to treat uncomfortable symptoms caused by fever, toothaches, headaches, the common cold, and more.

OTC ibuprofen is widely available at pharmacies, grocery stores, and convenience stores. It is often sold under its generic drug name (Ibuprofen) or under the brand name Advil.

Ibuprofen is available both as a prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medication.

Prescription-strength

Prescription-strength ibuprofen is prescribed for symptoms caused by various forms of arthritis. Arthritis is a condition in which one or more of your joints become inflamed. The condition most commonly affects people over the age of 65 but has also been found in children, teenagers, and younger adults.

The two most common types of arthritis are:

Osteoarthritis: Normal wear and tear on a joint’s cartilage can cause osteoarthritis. Cartilage cushions the ends of bones in a joint, allowing for frictionless movement and shock absorption. After years of use and damage, this cartilage breaks down, and the bones in a joint grind directly on one another. This can limit mobility and cause significant pain.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the soft tissue in the joints. As this tissue is destroyed, the joints become damaged. In addition to joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis may also cause fatigue, fever, and a loss of appetite.

Most symptoms of arthritis are felt in the joints. Depending on the area affected by cartilage deterioration, you might experience knee pain or back pain, for instance.

Common symptoms of arthritic conditions include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Redness in the affected area
  • Loss of motion

Ibuprofen does not cure arthritis, but it can help reduce the pain and discomfort caused by these symptoms.

In addition to its use as a treatment for arthritis symptoms, prescription-strength ibuprofen may be prescribed to women to reduce pain caused by menstruation (menstrual pain).

Over the counter

OTC ibuprofen can be used to treat pain and fever symptoms caused by a wide range of conditions. Most people use it to treat discomfort caused by a fever, common cold, headache, or toothache. Women with mild menstrual pains may consider trying OTC ibuprofen before seeking a prescription for a stronger version of the drug.

Ibuprofen belongs to a classification of medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These drugs work by blocking enzymes that cause inflammation - your body’s natural response to injury or illness. By blocking the production of these enzymes, ibuprofen reduces the pain and discomfort caused by the inflammatory response.

Ibuprofen has been shown to cause mild side effects in some individuals. Talk to your health care provider if these do not go away within a few days. If you begin to experience more serious effects, seek medical attention immediately.

Common side effects of ibuprofen use include:

  • Stomach pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Dizziness
  • Discomfort in the chest
  • Heartburn
  • Ringing in the ears

Serious side effects include:

  • Weight gain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Skin rash
  • Swelling in the hands, face, hands, or feet
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Hoarseness
  • Fatigue
  • Pale skin
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Cloudy, discolored, or bloody urine
  • Decrease in urine amount or frequency
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Vomiting

If you experience any of these side effects, seek medical attention immediately. These are symptoms of a serious adverse reaction to this medication and require treatment right away.

Ibuprofen can cause heart or kidney damage in some patients. Because of this, you must inform your doctor of any medical conditions you are currently managing. Tell them about any and all medication, prescription drugs, and supplements you are taking before starting treatment with ibuprofen. Ibuprofen can interact with substances in the body, causing potentially serious adverse reactions. Do not take OTC ibuprofen with any other form of medication without talking to your health care provider first.

Specifically, you should inform your health care provider of any ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, beta-blockers, or diuretics you are taking. Be sure to mention any herbal products you are using.

In addition, let your doctor know if you are planning to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are currently breastfeeding before starting treatment with this medication. Do not take ibuprofen around or after 20 weeks of pregnancy, as it can harm the fetus and cause problems with delivery.

Ibuprofen is available in prescription and non-prescription (OTC) strengths. This NSAID is commonly supplied as an oral tablet or suspension liquid. The specific strength, dosage, and form of ibuprofen you should take will depend on your age, body weight, and the condition requiring treatment.

If you have been supplied oral ibuprofen tablets, it is recommended that you take the medication with food. Do not crush or chew this medication. Swallow the oral tablet whole. Keep all medication bottles out of reach of small children, and at room temperature. Avoid exposing the medication to excess heat or moisture.

Take this medication exactly as ordered. Do not increase or discontinue the dosage without consulting with your health care provider first.

If you begin to notice any adverse side effects like those listed above, notify your health care provider immediately.

Yes. Nonprescription-strength ibuprofen is widely available at most pharmacies, medical supply retailers, grocery stores, and convenience stores. It may be sold under its generic drug name (ibuprofen) or under the brand names Advil or Motrin.

Talk to your health care provider about what form of ibuprofen is right for you. Prescription-strength ibuprofen is commonly given to patients managing arthiritis and menstrual pain. OTC ibuprofen is usually effective for mild symptoms caused by fever, flu, headaches, body aches, toothaches, and menstrual pain.

Good news! If deemed clinically appropriate, providers on Sesame can write a prescription for prescription-strength ibuprofen to be picked up near you – often within the same day! Simply talk to a clinician and get your online doctor prescription or refill ordered right away for fast and convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your healthcare provider.

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