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Is ibuprofen an effective treatment for headaches?

Ibuprofen is a fairly well tolerated, nonprescription, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It is used as a first-line treatment for mild to moderate pain from tension headaches. Ibuprofen is effective in reducing both the severity and duration of mild to moderate migraine pain.

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