Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Migraine 3901 196
Pain 1952 564
Degenerative disc disease 1591 145
Psoriatic arthritis 904 23
Endometriosis 676 31
Ankylosing spondylitis 580 15

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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 80
Moderate 122
Mild 209
None 852

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients Percentage
Stomach pain 78
Nausea 22
Gastric ulcer 12
Acid reflux 11
Stomach discomfort 11
Heartburn 9

Show all 107 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients Percentage
200mg as needed 14
2 200mg as needed 14
800mg as needed 8
3 200mg as needed 7
400mg as needed 4
4 200mg as needed 4
600mg as needed 4
400 mg daily 3
600 mg three times daily 3
800 mg three times daily 3

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 389
Did not seem to work 334
Other 278
Side effects too severe 230
Course of treatment ended 123
Personal research 45
Change in health plan coverage 13
Expense 10
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Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 18
5 - 10 years 29
10 years or more 55

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 197
1 - 6 months 164
6 months - 1 year 118
1 - 2 years 116
2 - 5 years 178
5 - 10 years 144
10 years or more 214
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 560
Usually 374
Sometimes 234
Never taken as prescribed 95
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 20
Somewhat hard to take 67
A little hard to take 180
Not at all hard to take 996
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 2
$50-99 5
$25-49 37
< $25 632
Not specified 585

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ibuprofen after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Tramadol (Ultram) 7
Naproxen (Naproxen Prescription) 6
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 3
Meloxicam (Mobic) 3
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 2

Show all 25 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Ibuprofen and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Naproxen (Naproxen Prescription) 22
Meloxicam (Mobic) 21
Tramadol (Ultram) 16
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 15
Diclofenac (Voltaren) 13

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119 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

May 1, 2021 (Started Apr 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for back pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for whole body pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Twice daily

Apr 3, 2020 (Started Apr 30, 2016)

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

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

Apr 21, 2021 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tension headache)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 11, 2020 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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