U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Rochester, NY
A 29-year-old male asked:

how long does it take for ibuprofen 800mg to start working, instantly? is it normal to feel relief right away?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
It varies: we are human not robot so the medicine effect us in many different way and in different speed depend on how fast the stomach absorb the medicine and how fast it get metabolize through our liver and excreted through our kidney and yes sometime it does feel like it worked right away
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
It depends on what it is used to treat.
Aug 9, 2014
Dr. William Schmidt
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Could be.: if you are feeling better don't worry about the timing. Let me urge you to always take Ibuprofen with food in your stomach

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Jun 28, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.