Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1187 308
Tension headache 608 59
Myofascial pain syndrome 430 36
Sciatic neuralgia 283 33
Headaches 240 59
Cervical spondylosis 166 11

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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 Percentage
Severe 25
Moderate 23
Mild 50
None 452

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

Side effect Patients Percentage
Elevated liver enzymes 10
Stomach pain 10
Constipation 7
Liver impairment 5
Fatigue 3
Nausea 3

Show all 49 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Dosage Patients Percentage
2 500mg as needed 17
500mg as needed 10
1000 mg twice daily 6
1000 mg daily 5
1300 mg twice daily 4
325 mg daily 3
1300 mg daily 3
650 mg three times daily 3
2 325mg as needed 3
2 650mg as needed 3

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Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

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Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 146
Other 88
Doctor's advice 63
Course of treatment ended 49
Side effects too severe 41
Personal research 15
Expense 7
Change in health plan coverage 2
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Duration

Currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 20
5 - 10 years 25
10 years or more 30

Stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 78
1 - 6 months 69
6 months - 1 year 44
1 - 2 years 35
2 - 5 years 41
5 - 10 years 30
10 years or more 48
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 292
Usually 126
Sometimes 101
Never taken as prescribed 31
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 12
Somewhat hard to take 18
A little hard to take 60
Not at all hard to take 460
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 10
$25-49 14
< $25 252
Not specified 274

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 4
Meloxicam (Mobic) 2
Naproxen (Naproxen Prescription) 2
Carbidopa-Levodopa CR (Sinemet CR) 1
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Tramadol (Ultram) 2
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 1
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 1
Lidocaine patch (Lidoderm) 1
Naproxen (Naproxen Prescription) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching to

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43 patient evaluations for Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Jun 30, 2020 (Started Jan 01, 1980)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Severe (elevated liver enzymes)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2018 (Started Jul 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for A recent event or problem in the couple or family)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 15, 2018 (Started Jul 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for A recent event or problem in the couple or family)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 18, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: acetaminophen just is not as effective for my pain as IB is.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 15, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: In order to avoid taking too much acetominophen or too much ibuprophen I alternate them, taking 2 IB at bedtime M, W, F, Sun, and 2 acetaminophen Tu, Th, Sat.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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