Compare ibuprofen vs. Vicoprofen

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Relieves pain, fever, and swelling.

Advil (ibuprofen) works well for treating fever, inflammation, and a variety of mild to moderate pain conditions, but it doesn't last as long as other NSAIDs.

4.0/ 5 average rating with 892 reviewsforibuprofen
Treats moderate to severe pain.

Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen) works well for moderate to severe pain, but it shouldn't be used long-term.

Upsides
  • Advil (ibuprofen) is effective for treating fever, pain, and inflammation.
  • Good for relieving pain due to common conditions like menstrual cramps, toothaches, backaches, and sports-related injuries.
  • Advil (ibuprofen) is generally safe to use, cheap, and available over-the-counter.
  • Advil (ibuprofen) causes less stomach problems than its alternatives.
  • It comes in different flavored liquid forms that makes it easy for children to take.
  • Effective option to relieve short-term moderate to severe pain.
  • Provides better pain control since Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen) is a combination medicine that works in two different ways.
  • Can cause less sleepiness than other similar medicines.
  • Available as a generic and comes in different strengths.
Downsides
  • Advil (ibuprofen) doesn't last as long as other NSAIDs, so you need to take it a few times a day to get relief of your symptoms.
  • It needs to be taken with food or millk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
  • Advil (ibuprofen) is not as safe as other alternatives for pregnant women and people who are age 60 or older.
  • It can cause serious complications like stomach bleeding and kidney problems if taken for a long period of time.
  • Like all NSAIDs, Advil (ibuprofen) can raise your risk of getting blood clots, a heart attack, or stroke.
  • Not used for long-term pain or for conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Can cause serious heart and stomach problems. The risk goes up the longer you take it, but problems can happen at any time. Don't take Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen) any longer than your doctor recommends.
  • Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen) raises your risk of bleeding, especially when taken with other blood-thinning medicines.
  • You can experience withdrawal symptoms if you suddenly stop taking Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen).
  • Not a good choice if you have high blood pressure or kidney, liver, or stomach problems.
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Reviews
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Side effects
The Advil (ibuprofen) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
6possible side effects
  • Headache
    27%
  • Somnolence
    22%
  • Constipation
    22%
  • Nausea
    21%
  • Dizziness
    14%
  • Dyspepsia
    12%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Heart attack and stroke
    • History of heart problems
    • Taking Advil (ibuprofen) for a long period of time
  • Stomach bleeding
    • History of stomach bleeding
    • Age 60 or older
    • Taking aspirin, other NSAIDs, or blood thinners
    • Drinking more than 3 alcoholic beverages a day
    • Smoking
    • Taking the medicine for a long period of time
  • Severe allergic reaction
    • Asthma
    • Nasal polyps
    • Aspirin allergy
    • NSAID allergy
  • Kidney damage
    • Kidney disease
    • Heart failure
    • Liver disease
    • Taking certain high blood pressure medications
    • Age 60 or older
    • Taking the medicine for a long period of time
  • Harm to fetus (unborn baby)
    • Women who want to or can become pregnant
    • Pregnant women
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  • Heart attack or stroke
    • History of cardiovascular disease
    • High blood pressure
    • Smoking
  • Stomach bleeding
    • History of stomach bleeding or ulcers
    • Age 65 years or older
  • Driving impairment
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
  • Harm to fetus
    • Women of childbearing age
  • Low blood pressure
    • Age 65 years or older
  • Worsening kidney or liver function
    • Heart failure
    • Taking diuretics (fluid pills) or ACE inhibitors (high blood pressure/heart failure medicine)
    • Elderly people
  • Bleeding or bruising
    • Blood-thinning medicines
    • Low blood platelet count
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