Review Detail

Medicines
Overall rating
 
4.3
Overall satisfaction
 
4.5
Efficacy
 
5.0
Lack of side effects
 
3.5
Guard Your Stomach with Ibuprofen

When Advil became available OTC I frequently took it for headaches, sinus pain, muscle aches and many types of pain, like menstrual cramps. It was very effective at that time.

However, I guess my stomach wasn't meant for all that Advil because I developed problems with taking it or any medicine in that same class - Even tho I always ate food with it and tried to protect myself from any negative effects. I had terrible reflux, heartburn, and my stomach began to hurt for several days if I took even one regular dose. I totally stopped taking it for several years because of this.

Now I take the Enteric Coated form my doctor prescribes (also has something in it to soothe my stomach) and don't have the problems with reflux or days of stomach pain that I did when taking the regular OTC type Advil. I would recommend people take the enteric coated form of this med so they won't develop problems with their stomach, because it is a common problem with NSAIDS like Advil (ibuprofen).

Relevant Brand Name and Medical Condition

Brand Name
Advil
Medical Condition
Pain

Additional Information

How long have you taken this medicine for?
More than 2 years
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