Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1650 538
Migraine 701 195
Degenerative disc disease 418 151
Headaches 259 95
Whole body pain 232 63

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  • 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 78
Moderate 120
Mild 203
None 810

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients Percentage
Stomach pain 78
Nausea 21
Gastric ulcer 12
Acid reflux 10
Heartburn 9
Stomach discomfort 9

Show all 107 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients Percentage
200mg as needed 31
2 200mg as needed 31
800mg as needed 28
3 200mg as needed 17
400 mg daily 15
800 mg three times daily 15
800 mg daily 14
200 mg daily 12
4 200mg as needed 10
600mg as needed 10

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 371
Did not seem to work 314
Other 259
Side effects too severe 220
Course of treatment ended 117
Personal research 43
Change in health plan coverage 14
Expense 9
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Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 18
2 - 5 years 57
5 - 10 years 70
10 years or more 142

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 194
1 - 6 months 164
6 months - 1 year 116
1 - 2 years 117
2 - 5 years 178
5 - 10 years 139
10 years or more 212
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 536
Usually 361
Sometimes 223
Never taken as prescribed 91
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 18
Somewhat hard to take 66
A little hard to take 173
Not at all hard to take 954
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 2
$50-99 5
$25-49 37
< $25 630
Not specified 535

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ibuprofen after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Tramadol (Ultram) 6
Naproxen (Naproxen Prescription) 5
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 3
Meloxicam (Mobic) 2
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1

Show all 20 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Ibuprofen and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Naproxen (Naproxen Prescription) 16
Meloxicam (Mobic) 11
Tramadol (Ultram) 11
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 8
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 6

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116 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

Jan 6, 2019 (Started Apr 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for back pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for whole body pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 21, 2018 (Started Apr 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for whole body pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Three times daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 5, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in left ankle)
  • 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 carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in left ankle)
  • 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)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in left ankle)
  • 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: 400 mg M,W,F
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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