Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,329 412
Migraine 680 171
Degenerative disc disease 396 134
Headaches 228 78
Tension headache 131 42
Carpal tunnel syndrome 116 29

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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 98
Mild 160
None 635

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 63
Upset stomach 47
Nausea 16
gastric ulcer 10
Acid reflux 9
Abdominal pain 8

Show all 120 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 62
200mg as needed 42
3 200mg as needed 34
4 200mg as needed 22
800mg as needed 20
800 mg three times daily 19
400 mg daily 18
800 mg daily 16
800 mg twice daily 15
200 mg daily 14

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 299
Did not seem to work 277
Other 225
Side effects too severe 179
Course of treatment ended 95
Personal research 38
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 8
See all 923 patients who've stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 16
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 31
2 - 5 years 90
5 - 10 years 110
10 years or more 181

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 160
1 - 6 months 143
6 months - 1 year 107
1 - 2 years 92
2 - 5 years 136
5 - 10 years 113
10 years or more 181
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 394
Usually 280
Sometimes 198
Never taken as prescribed 79
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 52
A little hard to take 138
Not at all hard to take 746
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 31
< $25 514
Not specified 398
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99 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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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