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Ibuprofen, marketed under brands such as Advil and Motrin, is a medication used for its analgesic and antipyretic effects. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies provides  patients who need Ibuprofen prescriptions at our home pharmacy or via free local deliveries for prescription refills.

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  • Usage

    Ibuprofen, marketed under brand names such as Advil or Motrin, is similar to celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac, etodolac, meloxicam and naproxen in that it belongs to a class of medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. Ibuprofen is used in a variety of clinical situations with the general goals of reducing fever or pain. Ibuprofen is thought to work by blocking the production of prostaglandins through the nonselective inhibition of cyclooxygenase enzymes. Prostaglandins increase the amount of inflammation, pain and fever during disease states and reducing their presence is how ibuprofen is thought to exert its clinical effects. As Motrin, ibuprofen is indicated for relief of mild to moderate pain, symptoms related to rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, and the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea. Ibuprofen is also combined with the drug famotidine in the medication Duexis.

  • Ibuprofen – Side Effects

    Ibuprofen, including Advil and Motrin, can cause side effects when used. Side effects that can result from ibuprofen use include stomach upset, nausea, indigestion, cramps, rash, dermatitis, weight gain, edema and liver toxicity. Ibuprofen can increase the risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, stroke, and serious gastrointestinal adverse events including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines. Ibuprofen, Advil and Motrin should not be used at the same time as alcohol. People who have had a prior hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to ibuprofen or other NSAIDs should not use the generic or branded versions of the medication. Questions and concerns about using ibuprofen, Advil or Motrin should be directed to one’s pharmacist and medical provider before use.

  • Cost Information

    Generic ibuprofen is relatively inexpensive when compared to other types of medications, costing under $5 for thirty tablets of ibuprofen 800 mg at many pharmacies in the United States. Ibuprofen, Advil and Motrin coupons can frequently be found online. Insurance plans may cover the cost of ibuprofen tablets, particularly when requested as part of an ibuprofen prescription. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies takes pride in offering the most cost efficient services and prescriptions to our patients.

  • Dosage

    Generic ibuprofen and branded forms such as Advil and Motrin are generally available as ibuprofen 200 mg tablets, ibuprofen 400 mg tablets, ibuprofen 600 mg tablets, and ibuprofen 800 mg tablets. Ibuprofen itself is found as a white powder that dissolves well in organic solvents and has a melting point under 80° C. As Motrin, ibuprofen is well absorbed and peak levels in the serum are usually achieved within two hours. The serum half life of ibuprofen is typically under two hours and ibuprofen is primarily eliminated via the urine within 24 hours. Ibuprofen should be stored between 20° C and 25° C but consult the package insert for specific instructions.

  • FDA Information

    Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.

     

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