Ibuprofen is an over-the-counter medicationthat is good for headaches according to the United States National Library of Medicine. Ibuprofen is designed to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
The average dosage for a health adult is 200 milligrams to 600 milligrams Up to 1,200 milligrams can be taken in 1 day to relieve pain. Ibuprofen can have some side effects, such as upset stomach, vomiting and an increased risk of bleeding. The medication can cause stomach ulcers. This is more common in people that already suffer from them. Headache suffers should talk to their doctor if ibuprofen does not work or if they have unusual headaches that are not relieved by over-the-counter products.