Ibuprofen, in my opinion, is a good pain reliever. I have used it for toothaches, cramps, and general pain and it has offered some relief each time I took it. It is advertised as relieving mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation. It is considered a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS). It comes under many names besides ibuprofen such as Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, and Medipren. This is not pain medication that you want to take on a regular basis as it can cause stomach problems and possible ulcers according to some websites and some of these websites were reliable medical websites so consider this a warning. This is just a review of how ibuprofen did for me. I take this medicine about once a month so it's been no problem for me. I buy it at Wal-Mart under the brand name Equate and it's half the price of name brands.