|Chemical name: Ibuprofen
Brand name: Motrin IB, Advil
Typical dosage: 800g
Typical type: Tablet1
Ibuprofen is a medication used to treat mild to moderate pain, fever, inflammation and arthritis symptoms. Ibuprofen is available as an over-the-counter (OTC) brand or generic. It comes as oral tablets, oral capsules, oral liquid or can be given by your doctor as an injection.
Ibuprofen is the generic name for the commonly known brand name drugs Advil and Motrin.
Ibuprofen is commonly used for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, inflammation and swelling, fever and arthritis. You can get ibuprofen as a prescription from your doctor or over the counter at your pharmacy.
Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication that decreases substances in the body that cause pain, inflammation and fever.
The most common side effects of Ibuprofen include upset stomach, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, gas and dizziness.
Yes! 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Ibuprofen.1
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Ibuprofen.
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Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in.
|Deductible stage||Typical copay stage|
|Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.
In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.
Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
|After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.
During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
|$1 – $22||Free – $22|
Ibuprofen can cause stomach ache and can also lead to stomach problems including ulcers. Ibuprofen can be taken with or without food, but it is recommended to take Ibuprofen with food or a snack to reduce the risk of stomach problems occurring.
Ibuprofen and other NSAID drugs can increase your risk of having a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke. You should not use Ibuprofen if you have had a coronary artery bypass graft surgery or if you are on blood thinning medication.
Liver problems can occur with this medication. Signs of liver problems include dark urine, fatigue, loss of appetite and stomach pain.
Follow your doctor’s instructions on how to take your ibuprofen. If you buy this medication over the counter, do not take more than 3200 mg in one day.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.