Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 862 214
Tension Headache 173 49
Headaches 141 52
Myofascial Pain Syndrome 93 25
Fibromyalgia 79 29
Sciatic Neuralgia 45 27

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  • 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 325

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 21
1,000 mg daily 17
1,000 mg twice daily 12
2 650mg as needed 12
1,300 mg daily 10
1,000 mg four times daily 7
2 325mg as needed 7
3,000 mg daily 6
3 500mg as needed 6

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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
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Duration

Currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 20
2 - 5 years 63
5 - 10 years 77
10 years or more 98

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 219
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 327
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 6
$25-49 12
< $25 188
Not specified 197
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39 patient evaluations for Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

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scorpio1975
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scorpio1975
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F41y
FM:27y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Aug 22, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Five times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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johannarothman
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johannarothman
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
PLS

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May 29, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I had no pain during sleep or during the day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 7, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I started with 1000 mg 3x a day as a replacement for Naproxen. I now take 1000 mg 2x a day and my pain is under control. I don't know if I can decrease dosage in the winter.

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Jude1016
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Jude1016
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Apr 25, 2016 (Started Apr 17, 1981)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I use this med as a preventative .. to help keep the inflammation down in brain/spinal cord. Use with care and/or Dr. prescription/advice.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 14, 2014 (Started Apr 17, 1981)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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