Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,393 454
Migraine 706 188
Degenerative disc disease 422 151
Headaches 234 81
Tension headache 134 45

Show all 290 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 63
Moderate 101
Mild 165
None 677

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 67
Nausea 17
Gastric ulcer 11
Acid reflux 10
Bruising 8
Abdominal pain 7

Show all 92 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 62
200mg as needed 54
3 200mg as needed 27
800mg as needed 27
4 200mg as needed 22
400 mg daily 19
200 mg daily 17
800 mg daily 16
400mg as needed 16
800 mg three times daily 14

See all 82 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 319
Did not seem to work 285
Other 228
Side effects too severe 187
Course of treatment ended 96
Personal research 40
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 8
See all 951 patients who've stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 28
2 - 5 years 75
5 - 10 years 125
10 years or more 189

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 173
1 - 6 months 139
6 months - 1 year 105
1 - 2 years 94
2 - 5 years 142
5 - 10 years 119
10 years or more 186
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 418
Usually 297
Sometimes 204
Never taken as prescribed 87
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 53
A little hard to take 146
Not at all hard to take 792
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 33
< $25 543
Not specified 422

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ibuprofen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
Meloxicam (Mobic) 1
Methadone (Methadose) 1
Morphine (Morphine ER) 1
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 1

Patients stopped taking Ibuprofen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 4
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 4
Carisoprodol (Soma) 1
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 1

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching to

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99 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

Jun 5, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in left ankle)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I took 800 mg of Ibuprofen for pain every 8 hours. Then the doctor put me on Meloxicam and told me to stop taking the Ibuprofen.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 20, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in left ankle)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I only take 800 mg of Ibuprofen when the pain is bad. It seems to help reduce the pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in left ankle)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 19, 2017 (Started Feb 16, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for menstrual cramps)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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