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Below are Advil (Ibuprofen) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Advil review by 25 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Toothace
Dosage & duration:   Standard dose (dosage frequency: once to twice a day) for the period of About 9 days
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The drug was used to relieve pain. There were no side effects from the drug that I have experienced. The drug does not cost alot, it is very popular and you obviouly don't need prescription for it. For anyone who has moderate/mild accute pain, I'd highly recommend it. However, if you have a post-op pain, then I'd recommend to ask your doctor for Tylenol III.
Side effects:   There are no side effects to advil, of course if you take it for a very long time, your liver may be effected.In my case I took it for about one week, I believe Advil would be a good drug to provide relief for ACUTE/shortterm pain...Would not recommend to take it for chronic pain for the rest of your life, b/c of liver implications.
Comments:   Had wisdom tooth removed, hurt badly, instead of taking Tylenol III, i took Advil, which worked as effectively without "sedating" side effects of Tylenol III. However, I do believe that Advil works better than its generic drug. The pain relief may not last all day, only several hours. This drug surely saved me from crucifying pain of having the wisdom tooth removed.

 

Advil review by 30 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Migraine
Dosage & duration:   1 tablet taken 1 a day for 1 day for the period of 1 day
Other conditions:   Loss of appetite
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I normally get migraines when I don't sleep enough or when I am dehydrated. I tried Advil for the 1st time just as my migraine was setting in. It was highly effective as all signs of the oncoming headache etc disappeared within 30 minutes of my taking the medicine.
Side effects:   None
Comments:   Take the pill as you feel the migraine coming on.

 

Advil review by 29 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   migraines
Dosage & duration:   600 mgs taken 2 times a day for the period of 6 weeks
Other conditions:   fatigue
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   no migranes, even when exposed to outside elements (the sun) and winter reflection, brightness
Side effects:   fatigue, tired, and weak all the time when it gets dark, reading books or watching television, and working on my laptop
Comments:   treating migrane headaches caused by sunlight and lights,as well as looking at a computer screen and walking outside

 

Advil review by 36 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Pain
Dosage & duration:   500mg taken 3-4 for the period of several weeks
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The pain did disappear for several hours. Without medication the pain appeared again.
Side effects:   We observe frequently stomach pain, cramps. Sometimes the pain does not disappear. Then we have to use a second line drug.
Comments:   the treatment is given 3 times a day. sometimes even 4 days depending on the intensity. the dose had to be increased to up to 1g sometimes

 

Advil review by 29 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Joint pain
Dosage & duration:   800 mg taken 3 times a day for the period of 10 days
Other conditions:   N/A
Other drugs taken:   N/A
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I am still satisfied with the results since I started the treatment my joint pain has dissapeared and 6 months pass and has not comeback yet. I am gratefull it was not anything serious and as my doctor told just a mild inflamation of my joints. I am to young to feel like an old lady.
Side effects:   Nothing that I recall besides not feeling any pain at all during the treatment and for all this six months. I have high hopes on not doing it again I do not like swallowing pills it can be the side effect but just in my particular case. I am not a women that follows a regimen besides of that was the only if I could say i had.
Comments:   The treatment was the following; 800 mg of ibuprofen 3 times a day. 800 mg in the morning, 800 mg in the afternoon, 800 mg before bed. Mild exercise, lots of water and a healthy and sensible diet. It was not a complicated treatment to follow, but the results were for me great I did not know how simple was for me of course to live without pain.

 

Advil review by 42 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   head aches
Dosage & duration:   400 mg taken once every 4 hours for the period of 3 months
Other conditions:   n/a
Other drugs taken:   n/a
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The benefits of taking Advil are that it works very quickly and did not have any significant side effects.
Side effects:   very few, sometimes I felt better if I ate when I took them.
Comments:   This is an over the counter drug, and so I was not consulting a doctor. I had headaches related to many stressors in my life during that time. I found Advil to be an excellent product and would recommend it to others who suffer from menstrual, headache, or dental pain.
 


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