Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1398 461
Migraine 704 193
Degenerative disc disease 420 152
Headaches 237 83
Tension headache 134 45

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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 65
Moderate 105
Mild 165
None 684

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients Percentage
Stomach pain 69
Nausea 18
Gastric ulcer 11
Acid reflux 10
Bruising 8
Abdominal pain 7

Show all 93 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients Percentage
2 200mg as needed 49
200mg as needed 37
3 200mg as needed 28
800mg as needed 22
400 mg daily 17
400mg as needed 15
4 200mg as needed 15
200 mg daily 14
800 mg twice daily 12
800 mg three times daily 12

See all 66 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 325
Did not seem to work 287
Other 232
Side effects too severe 189
Course of treatment ended 97
Personal research 40
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 7
See all 961 patients who've stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 28
2 - 5 years 61
5 - 10 years 83
10 years or more 158

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 174
1 - 6 months 143
6 months - 1 year 105
1 - 2 years 95
2 - 5 years 144
5 - 10 years 119
10 years or more 188
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 422
Usually 304
Sometimes 205
Never taken as prescribed 88
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 16
Somewhat hard to take 54
A little hard to take 148
Not at all hard to take 801
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 33
< $25 547
Not specified 431

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ibuprofen after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
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 Percentage
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 5
Meloxicam (Mobic) 4
Tramadol (Ultram) 2
Carisoprodol (Soma) 1
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching to

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99 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

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

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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