What is Acetaminophen-caffeine?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Excedrin Tension Headache Anacin Lonarid CAF Show all

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Acetaminophen is an analgesic, or pain reliever, that is used to relieve mild pain and reduce fever. The effectiveness of acetaminophen may be increased when used in combination with caffeine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Headaches 21 5
Migraine headaches 13 1
Migraine 4 0
Muscle aches 2 1
Pain 2 1

Show all 13 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 Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Acetaminophen-caffeine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Abdominal pain 1
Heartburn 1
Stomach discomfort 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Acetaminophen-caffeine

Dosage Patients Percentage
3 500-65mg as needed 1
3 500mg-65mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen-caffeine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 4
Did not seem to work 3
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 9 patients who've stopped taking Acetaminophen-caffeine

Duration

Currently taking Acetaminophen-caffeine

Duration Patients Percentage
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Acetaminophen-caffeine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Acetaminophen-caffeine

Jun 9, 2010 (Started May 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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