Ibuprofen is only available over-the-counter in 200 milligram tablets or capsules, states Everyday Health. A licensed pharmacist must fill prescriptions for higher dosage forms, and prescription forms include 400 milligram, 600 milligram and 800 milligram tablets. Ibuprofen may be in liquid, suspension, injection solution or chewable forms, notes Drugs.com.
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory that is effective as a fever reducer and pain reliever, according to Everyday Health. It is suitable for treatment of headaches, minor bone and joint pain, as well as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, notes Drugs.com.
Side effects include stomachache, dizziness and drowsiness, states Everyday Health. Some brand names of the drug are Advil, Motrin and Ibuprin.