Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1175 296
Tension headache 605 58
Myofascial pain syndrome 428 34
Sciatic neuralgia 277 33
Headaches 237 66
Cervical spondylosis 165 10

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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 23
Moderate 23
Mild 49
None 449

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Side effect Patients Percentage
Stomach pain 10
Elevated liver enzymes 9
Constipation 7
Liver impairment 5
Fatigue 3
Nausea 3

Show all 49 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Dosage Patients Percentage
2 500mg as needed 22
500mg as needed 9
1300 mg twice daily 8
1300 mg daily 5
2 325mg as needed 5
325 mg daily 4
500 mg four times daily 4
1000 mg daily 3
1000 mg three times daily 3
1300 mg three times daily 3

See all 44 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

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Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 143
Other 88
Doctor's advice 61
Course of treatment ended 49
Side effects too severe 40
Personal research 14
Expense 7
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 347 patients who've stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration

Currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 26
5 - 10 years 30
10 years or more 39

Stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 79
1 - 6 months 68
6 months - 1 year 44
1 - 2 years 36
2 - 5 years 39
5 - 10 years 30
10 years or more 47
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 290
Usually 123
Sometimes 99
Never taken as prescribed 32
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 11
Somewhat hard to take 18
A little hard to take 59
Not at all hard to take 456
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 9
$25-49 14
< $25 251
Not specified 270

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 2
Meloxicam (Mobic) 2
Carbidopa-Levodopa CR (Sinemet CR) 1
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 1
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Tramadol (Ultram) 2
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 1
Naproxen (Naproxen Prescription) 1
Nimesulide (Aulin) 1
Tramadol-acetaminophen (Tramacet) 1
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42 patient evaluations for Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Dec 1, 2018 (Started Jul 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for A recent event or problem in the couple or family)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 15, 2018 (Started Jul 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for A recent event or problem in the couple or family)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 6, 2016 (Started Jul 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for A recent event or problem in the couple or family)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This works initially, especially with other co3 and co6 inhibitors. However, after a couple weeks or so, looses efficacy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 18, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: acetaminophen just is not as effective for my pain as IB is.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 15, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: In order to avoid taking too much acetominophen or too much ibuprophen I alternate them, taking 2 IB at bedtime M, W, F, Sun, and 2 acetaminophen Tu, Th, Sat.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2017 (Started Oct 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for tension headache)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: only works if taken with the other 2
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 30, 2017 (Started Oct 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tension headache)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Doesn't do much by itself but when taken with Tramadol & Cyclobenzaprine, works great!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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