Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 863 215
Tension Headache 173 50
Headaches 142 53
Myofascial Pain Syndrome 93 26
Fibromyalgia 79 29
Sciatic Neuralgia 45 27

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 20
Moderate 19
Mild 39
None 328

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 10
Upset stomach 7
Constipation 6
Elevated liver enzymes 6
Liver Impairment 4
Liver problems possible 3

Show all 45 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Dosage Patients
2 500mg as needed 61
500mg as needed 23
1,000 mg daily 17
1,000 mg twice daily 13
2 650mg as needed 12
1,300 mg daily 10
1,000 mg four times daily 7
2 325mg as needed 7
1,300 mg twice daily 6
3,000 mg daily 6

See all 71 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 127
Other 69
Doctor's advice 57
Course of treatment ended 38
Side effects too severe 36
Personal research 16
Expense 8
Change in health plan coverage 3
See all 294 patients who’ve stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration

Currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 20
2 - 5 years 65
5 - 10 years 77
10 years or more 99

Stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 64
1 - 6 months 64
6 months - 1 year 41
1 - 2 years 31
2 - 5 years 36
5 - 10 years 26
10 years or more 33
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 222
Usually 88
Sometimes 76
Never taken as prescribed 20
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 11
Somewhat hard to take 16
A little hard to take 49
Not at all hard to take 330
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 6
$25-49 12
< $25 190
Not specified 198
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40 patient evaluations for Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

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MicheleBall
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MicheleBall
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Mild
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: n
I have:
MS

See MicheleBall's full Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) history

Feb 20, 2017 (Started Dec 05, 1976)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Tension Headache)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: drink lots of water!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Srs2388
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Srs2388
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 28y
  • Duration: ? yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Severe
2 seizures
3 weeks ago
I am: vb
I have:
Epilepsy

See Srs2388's full Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) history

Jan 14, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Tension Headache)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Myofascial Pain Syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Facet Joint Osteoarthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Cervical Spondylosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2800 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: Don't take too much if 1,000mg isn't helping. If this dose doesn't help, 2,000mg or more. I took 2,400mg (Tylenol 4) still didn't get much relief. The tiny bit of relief was from the 480mg of codeine. NEVER TAKE THIS MUCH CODEINE! I have such a ridiculous tolerance for opioids that average pain medication does nothing with the normal dose. This amount can KILL some people. If it doesn't kill, you'll get very sick.

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examplemember
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examplemember
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Unreported
Overall: Unreported
Cognition: unreported
Vision: unreported
Speech: unreported
Swallowing: unreported
Upper limb: unreported
Walking: unreported
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See examplemember's full Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) history

Jan 1, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Tension Headache)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325 mg Daily

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