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Do you need a prescription for ibuprofen?

Yes, ibuprofen is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is ibuprofen without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase ibuprofen, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for ibuprofen in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a ibuprofen savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your ibuprofen with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a ibuprofen coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide ibuprofen coupons or FREE ibuprofen samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for ibuprofen in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much ibuprofen?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using ibuprofen. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much ibuprofen. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic ibuprofen?

Generic ibuprofen refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the relief of pain and inflammation.

Active ingredient of ibuprofen

The active ingredient of ibuprofen is ibuprofen.

US brand name of ibuprofen and manufacturer

Ibuprofen is available under various brand names in the US, including Advil and Motrin. These medications are manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies.

UK brand name of ibuprofen and manufacturer

In the UK, ibuprofen is available under various brand names such as Nurofen. The manufacturers may vary.

Prescription requirement for ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is available over-the-counter in lower strengths, while higher strengths may require a prescription (Rx).

Availability of ibuprofen in the UK with NHS prescription

Ibuprofen is available in the UK without a prescription for lower strengths. Higher strengths may require a prescription.

Conditions treated by ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is used to relieve pain and reduce inflammation associated with various conditions, such as headaches, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and minor injuries. It is widely used as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic drug.

How does ibuprofen work?

Ibuprofen belongs to a class of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It inhibits prostaglandin synthesis, effectively reducing pain, inflammation, and fever. It targets specific enzymes involved in the production of prostaglandins, which are responsible for these symptoms.

Forms of ibuprofen available

Ibuprofen is available in various forms, including oral tablets, chewable tablets, capsules, liquid suspensions, and topical gels or creams.

Dosage of ibuprofen

The dosage of ibuprofen may vary depending on the age, weight, and specific condition being treated. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions on the product packaging or as directed by a healthcare professional.

Directions for ibuprofen use

Ibuprofen should be taken exactly as directed on the product packaging or as advised by a healthcare professional. It is usually taken with food or milk to help minimize stomach upset. Topical forms should be applied to the affected area as directed.

Warnings and precautions for ibuprofen

  • Ibuprofen should be used at the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration possible to minimize the risk of side effects
  • Asthma and aspirin sensitivity should be taken into consideration before the use of NSAIDs
  • Individuals with severe liver or kidney disease are advised against taking this medication
  • Long-term or excessive use of ibuprofen causes an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and heart failure, gastrointestinal bleeding, and kidney problems
  • If undergoing a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG; a type of heart surgery), you should not take ibuprofen right before or right after the surgery

Drug interactions

Common drugs that interact with ibuprofen include blood thinners, such as warfarin, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like aspirin. These interactions can increase the risk of bleeding and may potentiate side effects.

Taking ibuprofen along with certain medications can lead to potential side effects. For example, combining it with antidepressants or corticosteroids may increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Similarly, using ibuprofen alongside diuretics or ACE inhibitors could reduce their effectiveness in managing high blood pressure.

To minimize risks when taking ibuprofen along with other medications, it is important to consult a healthcare professional. They can provide guidance on appropriate dosages and help identify potential interactions based on individual medical history and current medication regimen.

Always inform your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and OTC (over-the-counter) medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Additionally, reading medication labels carefully and reporting any adverse effects to healthcare providers is crucial for the safe usage of ibuprofen alongside other drugs.

Use of ibuprofen during pregnancy

Ibuprofen is generally not recommended during pregnancy, particularly in the third trimester. Consultation with a healthcare provider is necessary to discuss alternative pain relief options.

Use of ibuprofen while breastfeeding

Ibuprofen is generally considered safe to use while breastfeeding in low doses. However, it is recommended to consult a healthcare provider before using higher doses or for prolonged periods.

Side effects of ibuprofen

Common side effects

Common side effects of ibuprofen may include stomach upset, heartburn, nausea, dizziness, and allergic reactions. These temporary discomforts may occur after taking the medication but usually subside quickly. It is important to consult a healthcare professional if these side effects persist or worsen over time.

Serious side effects

Allergic reactions to ibuprofen can be serious and potentially life-threatening. Symptoms may include difficulty breathing, swelling of the face or throat, rash, and hives. Seek immediate medical attention if any of these symptoms occur.

Long-term use of ibuprofen can lead to stomach bleeding and ulcers which may result in bloody or black stools, vomiting blood, or abdominal pain. If you experience any signs of stomach bleeding while taking ibuprofen, contact your doctor immediately.

Regular use of high doses of ibuprofen over a prolonged period can cause liver damage. Warning signs may include yellowing skin or eyes (jaundice), dark urine, fatigue, and abdominal pain. Consult a healthcare professional promptly if you notice these symptoms while using ibuprofen.

Similar drugs to ibuprofen

Other NSAIDs similar to Ibuprofen include ketoprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, and celecoxib.


Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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