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Below are Motrin (Ibuprofen) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 15 ratings/reviews, Motrin has an overall score of 7.80. The effectiveness score is 8 and the side effect score is 8.53. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Motrin review by 21 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   menstrual cramps
Dosage & duration:   2 tablets a day- morning and night taken twice a day. in the morning and night for the period of 34 days every month
Other conditions:   Ihave sinus but the pill does not have any side effects so it is advisable to take it to control men
Other drugs taken:   nothing else
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I was relieved of menstrual cramps within 15 minutes of taking the pill and during nighttime i was able to sleep peacefully without any pain.I was able to carry out my routine work
Side effects:   There are absolutely no side effects
Comments:   it is advisable to take the tablet after breakfast and after dinner so that makes it twice a day but only for 4 days

 

Motrin review by 40 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   headake
Dosage & duration:   600 mg/day taken 4 x/month for the period of regularly
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I have quite ofren this problem, but the headacke goes away in a few minutes and the medicament works well for other pains too.
Side effects:   I have had stomac acidity if I did not have had a meal before, followed with a nausea, but with full stomac I did not have any side effects.
Comments:   Only one tablet was enough every time I have had headake

 

Motrin review by 43 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   migraine
Dosage & duration:   600 mg taken as needed for the period of 30 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   reduced onset of nausea and vomiting headache usually subsiding within 3 hours; ability to continue to work or do other things so I dont have to sit in bed in misery . reduced onset of nausea and vomiting headache usually subsiding within 3 hours; ability to continue to work or do other things so I dont have to sit in bed in misery
Side effects:   rarely upset stomach
Comments:   600 mg every 4 hours as needed but ususally once sufficient

 

Motrin review by 58 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   arthritis pain, neck injury
Dosage & duration:   800mg taken three times a day for the period of daily
Other conditions:   hypertension
Other drugs taken:   baclofen
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   decreased pain and inflamation, need no other pain medication for arthritis pain, have bee taking motrin for eight years with good results and little side effects other than mild nausea when taken without food.
Side effects:   motrin has caused mild nausea when taken without food and or milk. when taken after meals it did not cause any nausea, i have not noticed any other side effect.
Comments:   take motrin 800mg, 1 three times a day as needed for arthritis pain

 

Motrin review by 38 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   flu
Dosage & duration:   max daily dose on packet (dosage frequency: each day) for the period of 3 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   significant reduction of pain due to the flu virus. this is a typical prescription for the flu, pain killers with lots of fluids. I was drawn to this tablets because they look appealing, the red capsules are easy to take and the caplets are coated in sugar. Normally I'd take paracetamol, which are dry and hard to swallow, I choose these to be kind to myself !!! I had no idea they could cause this reaction. they were good pain killers.
Side effects:   asthmatic condition. Heavy chest, dry cough, weakness, cumulative effect over days. Still prone to shortness of breath and tightness and heavy chest feelings, very sensitive to sulphides in wine and vinegars etc, was not before this. I only became aware of this connection when I took some I had left for a period pain, once again within seconds I was really ill.
Comments:   Not sure what this section requires ? It's a straight forward case of pain relief in response to the flu virus. the symptoms and the side effects became inter-twined, so it was not apparent that this drug was causing a reaction and worse than that I continued taking it as I became more and more ill. This is an over the counter drug, I would have appreciated more information from my pharmacist. I have tried to tell as many people as possible about what happened. After I have stopped taking the treatment I am left with a susceptibility to asthmatic type symptoms, it was also scary as I instinctively knew I was getting worse and became concerned something very serious was going on. I have never experience that type of "illness" before, normally I take time out and get well... this was an eye-opener.

 

Motrin review by 16 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Sprained Ankle
Dosage & duration:   200 mg tablets taken three times a day for the period of 2 weeks
Other conditions:   Nothing
Other drugs taken:   Nothing
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The Ibuprofen helped relieve pain and swelling from the sprained ankle. It lowered the amount of time it took to heal the ankle and also provided lasting relief from discomfort caused by swelling and pain. Swelling was substantially lowered after a week period and steps were taken to allow the ankle to regain flexibility due to subsiding of pain.
Side effects:   There were no treatment side effects except for occasional nausea or drowsiness. Drowsiness however helped the patient sleep faster and thus avoid discomfort of laying in bed with a sprained ankle. Overall it simply lowered the amount of time it took to heal the ankle and also provided lasting relief from discomfort caused by swelling and pain.
Comments:   Three two-hundred milligram tablets of Ibuprofen were taken for two weeks daily. The sprained-ankle caused substantial pain, discomfort and swelling. In order to begin the healing process and rehabilitation of the ankle's flexibility, Ibuprofen was taken. Ibuprofen allowed the lessening of swelling and also resulted in a subsiding of pain and thus a faster healing process. Side-effects were low and insignificant though there might be effects if taken in the long term.

 

Motrin review by 38 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Menstrual cramps/heavey bleeding
Dosage & duration:   50 mg. taken 2 - 4 times daily for the period of 4 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It helped with menstrual pain and cramping due to utereine fibriods. It also slowed down heavy menstraul bleeding somewhat that was caused by the size, number and location of my uterine fibriods.
Side effects:   Sleepiness and increased fatigue during the day.
Comments:   I took approximately 50 mg. of Motrin 2 to 4 times daily during the heaviest days of my mentrsual flow.

 

Motrin review by 70 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   rheumatoid arthritis
Dosage & duration:   600 mg taken 3 x a day for the period of still taking it at only 1 a day/ 4 yrs n
Other conditions:   thyroid
Other drugs taken:   synthroid and cytomel
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   This treatment helped with my rheumatoid arthritis as I had decided not to take any stronger drugs anymore. I attribute my being able to function on just one a day to my taking of many supplements, i.e. fish oils, MSM, Vit C, E and so forth. I also do Tai Chi and try to stay as active as I can. So far, so good!!
Side effects:   I have had no side effects; I'm lucky that way.
Comments:   I started off with one 600 mg tablet 3X a day and am now down to 1 a day.

 

Motrin review by 32 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   back stiffness
Dosage & duration:   800mg taken 3 times /month for the period of 12 onths
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   loss of stiffness and more mobility. After a heavy weight workout, taking Miotrin relieved the stiffness and iflamation around lower back. Next day mobility and flesibility was much greater, and less pain.
Side effects:   none.
Comments:   either before or after a workout, usually take about 800 mg of Motrin with lots of water or a glass of milk. Also, use a heating pads against lower back. It works great with motrin.

 

Motrin review by 35 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   menstrual cramping
Dosage & duration:   400mg three times daily taken once a month for 3 days for the period of more than 10years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The benefits are that the medication is very effective in treating menstrual cramping. Three times daily dosage is also quite convenient. I have been taking this medication for over 10 years and I don't see any long term side effects associated with it. Another benefit is that the medication is very useful in preventing menstrual cramp. If it is taken BEFORE menstruation, I won't experience any cramp at all.
Side effects:   Side effects are I occasionally experience heartburn and nausea after taking the medication if I do not take it with food. Also another downside of this medication is that if i take it when the cramping has started long and severe, it is less effective and it takes a lot longer for the medication to be effective, no matter how much i take.
Comments:   Overall I'm very satisfied with the medication in it's efficacy and side effects profile. I only experience occasional side effects and in general the medication is very effective in treating and preventing menstrual cramping. However, the medication is best being taken before the cramping has started or immediately when the cramping starts because the longer you wait, the less effective the medication is, regardless the dose of the medication.

 

Motrin review by 56 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Ankylosing Spondalytis
Dosage & duration:   600 mg taken bid to qid for the period of 25 yrs off and on
Other conditions:   Syringomyelia, PTSD
Other drugs taken:   Wellbutrin, Trasodone
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Reduced intensity of morning stiffness, reduced length of morning stiffness, reduced pain, increase in range of movement
Side effects:   some mild stomach discomfort particularly if taken without food or milk
Comments:   Depending on my arthritis pain, I would take 1 x 600mg Ibuprofen two to three times per day. During flare-ups, it was necessary to "hit the pain hard" and take 600 mg four times per day and on the very rare occasion 5 times per day (this has not been necessary for over 10 yrs.)

 

Motrin review by 50 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   severe headache
Dosage & duration:   800 mg taken as needed, 3/ day, once -twice/week for the period of when needed
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Ibuprofen generally took away the pain especially when taken early in the onset of the severe headaches. At times when the pain was already established prior to taking the medication the pain was less effective - sometimes mildly and at other times not at all effective. Ibuprofen in this dose was the medication that best took away the headache pain over any other medication. If it did not work I might try an over-the-counter acetominophin (sp) product. These were sometimes effective for mild headaches but for the severe headaches if ibuprofen didi not work, generally nothing did.
Side effects:   There did not seem to be any side effects of the ibuprofen. I almost always tried to make sure and eat something or drink milk when taking the medication as indicated to take with food. I didn't experience any problems even when taking the maximum dosage suggested, 3 within a 24 hour period.
Comments:   I get severe headaches about every two or three months that can last for three to four days. Sometimes the most sever headaches seem to be what I call a combination headache, wherein I may be experiencing the routine headache associated with premenstrual cycle but may also be effected by sinus or seasonal weather/ pressure changes or tension headache. It seems the hardest to treat is the combination of the premenstrual headache with the sinus headache. I often took both ibuprofen and an over the counter sinus headache medication with some effectiveness. There have been a few times when nothing took the headache away all day and I may even vomit just from the pain. Some severe headaches were accompanied by sensitivity to light, noise or even smells.

 

Motrin review by 41 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   headaches
Dosage & duration:   400mg taken 2 times per day for the period of until headache went away
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I suffer with tension and headaches caused by stress. Headaches and tension in my back and shoulders, i find that nurofen is the only drug that will subside them releasing the tension and pain. Nurofen permits me to continue with my work or daily activities.
Side effects:   I suffer from no side effects when using nurofen.
Comments:   I take 2x200mg tablets or capsules at a time, normally that is enough, if not i take a further 2x200mg dose after 4 hours.

 

Motrin review by 34 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Prostatitis (chronically)
Dosage & duration:   600mg two times a day taken two times daily for the period of for about 6 weeks
Other conditions:   stress and personal problems
Other drugs taken:   for about the first 12 Days Doxycyclin (tetracycline)
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The symptoms and mal feelings of my prostate disapeared - but not completely (perhaps 70% of the Problems disapeared). Sexual Funktion and feelings of prostate improved remarkable. (Only 70% of improvement perhaps my personal problems were not solved with Ibuprofen - and such problem put a lot of stress on prostata in some men)
Side effects:   There were hardly any noticeable side effects. The only thing I had to care about, was to take the medicine (Ibuprofen) with food/ a meal because otherwise it would cause gastric problems. And I took the second daily pill with dinner and left some ours before go to sleep. Perhaps Ibuprofen causes a light drop in bloodsugar - but Im not definitely sure about that.
Comments:   I had a bakterial prostatitis in the winter (likely from a combination of psychological and personal stress, bike riding in very cold conditions). But also before the bacterial prostatitis I had a very sensitiv Prostate and often sensual problems. The first 12 days after diagnosis I had to take Doxycyclin antibioticum (tetracycline) and 600mg Ibuprofen two times a day. After the inicial 12 days I had to continue with Ibuprofen for about 5 weeks.

 

Motrin review by 13 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Headache/Migrain
Dosage & duration:   1 pill as needed taken 2 pills in 1.5h for the period of n/a
Other conditions:   n/a
Other drugs taken:   n/a
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Well, there were no benifets cuz it didn't even work for 4 hours after taking it. I was at school and during the lunch break, i took 1 pill. NO RESPONSE. Then after lunch I took another. Then I started getting sick, i had to leave class a few times because i thaught i was gonna puke. My mom picked me up and the pain would come and go and come and go consistantly. When I got home, after about an hour thirty, i felt completly better
Side effects:   Sickness, Vommiting, Sleepiness
Comments:   I do not reccomend this med because it took 4 hours for a respose HOWEVER it makes the pain somewhat disappear.
 


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