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Ibuprofen (marketed under brand names such as Motrin®, Advil®, Genpril®, and Nuprin®) is a medication commonly used to treat pain, inflammation, fever, and stiffness. For example, it is often used for symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and menstrual cramps. It is also used by itself or in combination with other medications in several common cold, flu, migraine, and sinus products.
Ibuprofen comes in many forms, including tablets, capsules, caplets, and a liquid solution. The prescription version of the drug comes in the following strengths:
  • Ibuprofen 400 mg
  • Ibuprofen 600 mg
  • Ibuprofen 800 mg.
The starting prescription dose that healthcare providers recommend for most people with mild-to-moderate pain or painful menstruation is 400 mg of ibuprofen by mouth every four to six hours as needed to control pain. You should not take this amount, however, unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Ibuprofen Dosage for dosing guidelines for other conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. This article also covers what to do if you miss a dose or have any questions about when and how to take ibuprofen.)
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