Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1642 538
Migraine 703 195
Degenerative disc disease 418 151
Headaches 258 93
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 77
Moderate 119
Mild 202
None 804

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients Percentage
Stomach pain 77
Nausea 22
Gastric ulcer 12
Acid reflux 10
Stomach discomfort 9
Bruising 8

Show all 107 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients Percentage
200mg as needed 32
2 200mg as needed 32
800mg as needed 28
3 200mg as needed 17
800 mg three times daily 16
400 mg daily 14
4 200mg as needed 12
800 mg twice daily 11
600mg as needed 10
800 mg daily 9

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 366
Did not seem to work 313
Other 259
Side effects too severe 217
Course of treatment ended 117
Personal research 41
Change in health plan coverage 14
Expense 9
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Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 18
2 - 5 years 55
5 - 10 years 85
10 years or more 142

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 194
1 - 6 months 166
6 months - 1 year 118
1 - 2 years 115
2 - 5 years 174
5 - 10 years 138
10 years or more 207
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 525
Usually 362
Sometimes 223
Never taken as prescribed 92
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 18
Somewhat hard to take 66
A little hard to take 172
Not at all hard to take 946
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 2
$50-99 5
$25-49 37
< $25 629
Not specified 527

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
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
Chiropractic Therapy (Spinal Chiropractic Therapy) 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

Show all 29 treatments patients report switching to

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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: 600 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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