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The following results on this page are based on 5416 unique reviews from patients using the DrugStars app. These DrugStars users have given a Medicine Experience and Attitude (MEA) score of 49.2 in the range of -100 to +100 for ibuprofen (active ingredient) To see how the MEA Score is calculated click here.

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We asked patients how effective they found this medicine.

(5404 respondents)


Extremely effective (26%)
Very (37%)
Somewhat (27%)
Slightly (7%)
Very little effective (3%)

We asked patients how bothered they were by side effects with this medicine.

(5415 respondents)


Not at all bothered (59%)
Slightly (23%)
Somewhat (12%)
Very (4%)
Extremely bothered (2%)

We asked patients how often they took this medication as prescribed.

(5416 respondents)


All the time (48%)
Most of the time (20%)
Often (11%)
Sometimes (19%)
Never (2%)

We asked patients how difficult they found it to take this medicine as prescribed.

(5416 respondents)


Not at all difficult (83%)
Slightly (10%)
Somewhat (4%)
Very (1%)
Extremely difficult (1%)

We asked patients how confident they felt about taking this medicine.

(5415 respondents)


Extremely confident (36%)
Very (34%)
Somewhat (22%)
Slightly (6%)
Not at all confident (2%)

We asked patients how necessary they find this medicine.

(5061 respondents)


Extremely necessary (36%)
Very (37%)
Somewhat (20%)
Slightly (5%)
Not at all necessary (2%)

We asked patients how often they forget to take this medicine at the right time.

(4418 respondents)


Never (51%)
Rarely (29%)
Sometimes (14%)
Often (3%)
Almost all the time (3%)

We asked patients to what extent they felt the benefits outweighed any disadvantages of this medicine.

(4890 respondents)


Extremely (36%)
Large (32%)
Moderate (20%)
Small (5%)
Not at all (7%)

We asked patients how satisfied they were with the information and guidance received along with this medicine.

(4890 respondents)


Very satisfied (42%)
Satisfied (34%)
Neither dissatisfied nor satisfied (18%)
Dissatisfied (3%)
Very dissatisfied (3%)

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DrugsDisclosed has gathered medical insights from 5416 real-world patients taking ibuprofen (active ingredient). These patients are from different countries, lifestyles and healthcare systems, their unifying characteristic is the medicine they take.

5404 patients taking ibuprofen (active ingredient) were asked how effective they found their medicine. Luckily 63% responded very positively about ibuprofen (active ingredient) reporting that they were very / extremely effective, while 27% reported that they felt ibuprofen (active ingredient) was only somewhat effective for them. Finally 10% of the patients asked reported that ibuprofen (active ingredient) had only a slight or very little effect for them.

We asked 5415 patients taking ibuprofen (active ingredient) just how bothered they were by side effects? 82% of those we asked this too reported feeling they were not at all or only slightly bothered by side effects, yet 12% of patients asked said they felt somewhat bothered from ibuprofen (active ingredient). This leaves 6% of the patients we asked who were using ibuprofen (active ingredient) still felt very or extremely bothered from side effects when they were taking ibuprofen (active ingredient).

5416 patients using ibuprofen (active ingredient) were asked how often they took their medicine as prescribed? 67% of those asked said they never, or only sometimes forget to take their ibuprofen (active ingredient) as prescribed, while 11% often forgot. Meaning that 21% forgot to take their ibuprofen (active ingredient) all the time. Remembering to take your medication at the right time is so important. Try using our free app DrugStars to help you remember to take your meds correctly.

5416 patients were recently asked just how difficult they found it to take their medicine as prescribed by their doctor? 93% of them found it not at all or only somewhat difficult taking ibuprofen (active ingredient) as prescribed, 4% found taking ibuprofen (active ingredient) very difficult which left 2% who sadly felt it extremely difficult for them. There can be many factors that make taking medication an issue, and these should be discussed with the doctor prescribing them.

In a recent patient survey, we asked 5415 patients how confident they felt about taking ibuprofen (active ingredient)? 70% felt either very or extremely confident when it came to taking ibuprofen (active ingredient). while 22% responded that they were only slightly confident leaving 8% of the patients we asked responded feeling only slightly confident when taking ibuprofen (active ingredient).

We asked 5061 patients how necessary they found taking ibuprofen (active ingredient). 73% of the patients asked found ibuprofen (active ingredient) to be very or extremely necessary for them, while 20% found it to be only somewhat necessary. However, there are still 7% of patients using ibuprofen (active ingredient) who feel it is only slightly or even not at all necessary for them.

We asked 4418 patients using ibuprofen (active ingredient) how often they forgot to take their medication? 80% of reported that they never or rarely forgot to take their medication, while 14% of patients taking ibuprofen (active ingredient) reported sometimes forgetting to take their medication. 6% of patients sadly often or almost all the time forget to take their medication. If you forget your medication, we can recommend using DrugStars to help you remember.

4890 patients were recently asked to what extent they felt that the benefits of ibuprofen (active ingredient) outweighed its disadvantages? 67% of them answered positively saying they felt to large or extreme extent that the advantages of taking ibuprofen (active ingredient) outweighed its disadvantages. However, 20% of the patients felt this only to a moderate extent and that meant that 12% felt only a small extent or worst of all, not at all.

When asking 4890 patients taking ibuprofen (active ingredient) if they were satisfied with the information and guidance they received with their medication. 76% of them answered that they were very satisfied or satisfied while, 18% of were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied. That left 6% of patients feeling either dissatisfied or worse of all very dissatisfied when it came to the information and guidance they received with their ibuprofen (active ingredient).


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