Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1655 552
Migraine 701 194
Degenerative disc disease 419 153
Headaches 260 98
Whole body pain 232 64

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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 79
Moderate 120
Mild 206
None 822

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients Percentage
Stomach pain 78
Nausea 22
Gastric ulcer 12
Acid reflux 10
Stomach discomfort 10
Heartburn 9

Show all 108 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients Percentage
2 200mg as needed 24
200mg as needed 21
800mg as needed 17
3 200mg as needed 14
800 mg three times daily 13
400mg as needed 9
800 mg twice daily 8
600mg as needed 8
800 mg daily 7
400 mg daily 6

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 370
Did not seem to work 314
Other 261
Side effects too severe 221
Course of treatment ended 120
Personal research 44
Change in health plan coverage 14
Expense 9
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Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 48
5 - 10 years 62
10 years or more 88

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 193
1 - 6 months 164
6 months - 1 year 117
1 - 2 years 117
2 - 5 years 179
5 - 10 years 141
10 years or more 212
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 543
Usually 368
Sometimes 225
Never taken as prescribed 91
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 18
Somewhat hard to take 66
A little hard to take 174
Not at all hard to take 969
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 2
$50-99 5
$25-49 37
< $25 634
Not specified 547

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) 12
Tramadol (Ultram) 11
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 8
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 8

Show all 32 treatments patients report switching to

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117 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

May 17, 2020 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It's easy

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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
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