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What's the deal with quality difference between prescribed ibuprofen and store bought?

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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Nothing: No difference. Sometimes patients ask for a prescription for over the counter medications like ibuprofen, because it would then be covered by their insurance. Note this is only in certain cases.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

I want to know what is the difference between prescribed ibuprofen and store bought?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Dosage: Over-the-counter Ibuprofen is available only in the 200mg strength. Higher dosages (400, 600, 800mg) require a prescription.

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