Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 872 219
Tension Headache 172 49
Headaches 143 53
Myofascial Pain Syndrome 95 27
Fibromyalgia 79 29
Sciatic Neuralgia 45 27

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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 22
Moderate 19
Mild 39
None 331

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

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

Show all 47 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Dosage Patients
2 500mg as needed 57
500mg as needed 23
1,000 mg daily 16
1,000 mg twice daily 15
1,300 mg daily 9
2 325mg as needed 8
2 650mg as needed 8
1,300 mg twice daily 6
3,000 mg daily 6
1,000 mg four times daily 6

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Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 127
Other 70
Doctor's advice 56
Course of treatment ended 37
Side effects too severe 36
Personal research 15
Expense 7
Change in health plan coverage 2
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Duration

Currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 22
2 - 5 years 62
5 - 10 years 64
10 years or more 105

Stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 65
1 - 6 months 64
6 months - 1 year 40
1 - 2 years 31
2 - 5 years 36
5 - 10 years 26
10 years or more 35
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 224
Usually 89
Sometimes 77
Never taken as prescribed 21
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 11
Somewhat hard to take 16
A little hard to take 52
Not at all hard to take 332
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 6
$25-49 12
< $25 196
Not specified 197
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40 patient evaluations for Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

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furyoshonen
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furyoshonen
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
36 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar II

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Sep 6, 2016 (Started Jul 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for A recent event or problem in the couple or family)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This works initially, especially with other co3 and co6 inhibitors. However, after a couple weeks or so, looses efficacy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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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