Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,386 451
Migraine 703 185
Degenerative disc disease 420 151
Headaches 234 81
Tension headache 134 45

Show all 296 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
Severe 62
Moderate 101
Mild 165
None 674

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 66
Nausea 16
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
2 200mg as needed 63
200mg as needed 52
3 200mg as needed 31
800mg as needed 29
4 200mg as needed 22
400 mg daily 21
200 mg daily 16
800 mg daily 16
400mg as needed 16
800 mg twice daily 14

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 318
Did not seem to work 284
Other 228
Side effects too severe 187
Course of treatment ended 96
Personal research 40
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 8
See all 949 patients who've stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 30
2 - 5 years 75
5 - 10 years 130
10 years or more 197

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 172
1 - 6 months 139
6 months - 1 year 105
1 - 2 years 94
2 - 5 years 142
5 - 10 years 119
10 years or more 185
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 416
Usually 296
Sometimes 204
Never taken as prescribed 86
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 53
A little hard to take 146
Not at all hard to take 788
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 33
< $25 542
Not specified 419

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ibuprofen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
Meloxicam (Mobic) 1
Methadone (Methadose) 1
Morphine (Morphine ER) 1

Patients stopped taking Ibuprofen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 4
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 3
Carisoprodol (Soma) 1
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 1

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99 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

Apr 1, 2016 (Started Jul 23, 1966)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Advil remains an excellent medication for headache.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 18, 2015 (Started Jul 23, 1966)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Advil continues to be a very effective treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 4, 2016 (Started Nov 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for dizziness with nausea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 15, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Severe (elevated liver enzymes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Four times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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