Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 968 273
Tension headache 183 58
Headaches 154 62
Myofascial pain syndrome 100 34
Fibromyalgia 90 32

Show all 213 reasons taken


  • 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 21
Moderate 21
Mild 48
None 416

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 4
Fatigue 3
Nausea 3

Show all 46 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Dosage Patients Percentage
2 500mg as needed 38
500mg as needed 21
1000 mg three times daily 9
1000 mg four times daily 8
1000 mg daily 7
1300 mg daily 7
1300 mg twice daily 7
2 650mg as needed 7
325mg as needed 7
2 325mg as needed 6

See all 58 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

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Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 134
Other 82
Doctor's advice 61
Course of treatment ended 47
Side effects too severe 37
Personal research 14
Expense 7
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 331 patients who've stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration

Currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 18
1 - 2 years 20
2 - 5 years 38
5 - 10 years 47
10 years or more 61

Stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 79
1 - 6 months 68
6 months - 1 year 43
1 - 2 years 35
2 - 5 years 37
5 - 10 years 29
10 years or more 44
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 269
Usually 118
Sometimes 90
Never taken as prescribed 29
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 10
Somewhat hard to take 17
A little hard to take 58
Not at all hard to take 421
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 8
$25-49 12
< $25 234
Not specified 252

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) 1
Meloxicam (Mobic) 1
Naproxen (Naproxen Prescription) 1

Patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Tramadol (Ultram) 2
Naproxen (Naproxen Prescription) 1
Tramadol-acetaminophen (Ultracet) 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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