Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,301 390
Migraine 669 165
Degenerative Disc Disease 380 125
Headaches 221 76
Tension Headache 130 38
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 114 28

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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
Severe 58
Moderate 93
Mild 151
None 606

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 62
Upset stomach 46
Nausea 12
Acid reflux 10
Gastric Ulcer 9
Abdominal pain 7

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 58
200mg as needed 44
3 200mg as needed 27
800mg as needed 26
4 200mg as needed 23
400mg as needed 20
800 mg three times daily 19
400 mg daily 18
800 mg twice daily 16
800 mg daily 13

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 293
Did not seem to work 274
Other 221
Side effects too severe 175
Course of treatment ended 92
Personal research 37
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 8
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Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 13
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 25
2 - 5 years 89
5 - 10 years 113
10 years or more 167

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 153
1 - 6 months 139
6 months - 1 year 106
1 - 2 years 90
2 - 5 years 135
5 - 10 years 114
10 years or more 174
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 372
Usually 272
Sometimes 187
Never taken as prescribed 77
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 50
A little hard to take 132
Not at all hard to take 711
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 4
$25-49 30
< $25 499
Not specified 372
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99 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

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reikihh
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reikihh
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Mar 15, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg M,W,F
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Leapndolphin
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Leapndolphin
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Low
42 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Feb 19, 2017 (Started Feb 16, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Menstrual cramps)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
zoomer
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zoomer
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
61 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Feb 6, 2017 (Started Mar 25, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Degenerative Disc Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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