Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,281 378
Migraine 662 165
Degenerative Disc Disease 372 116
Headaches 221 72
Tension Headache 127 37
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 56
Moderate 91
Mild 149
None 593

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 61
Upset stomach 46
Nausea 12
Acid reflux 9
Gastric Ulcer 8
Abdominal pain 7

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 54
200mg as needed 45
3 200mg as needed 32
800mg as needed 24
4 200mg as needed 23
400 mg daily 20
800 mg three times daily 17
400mg as needed 15
800 mg twice daily 13
600 mg three times daily 13

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 289
Did not seem to work 270
Other 217
Side effects too severe 172
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 3
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 19
1 - 2 years 23
2 - 5 years 88
5 - 10 years 118
10 years or more 153

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 148
1 - 6 months 138
6 months - 1 year 105
1 - 2 years 90
2 - 5 years 134
5 - 10 years 112
10 years or more 172
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 368
Usually 266
Sometimes 183
Never taken as prescribed 72
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 14
Somewhat hard to take 50
A little hard to take 128
Not at all hard to take 697
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 4
$25-49 30
< $25 490
Not specified 362
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100 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

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Leapndolphin
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Leapndolphin
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Low
41 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: n
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

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zoomer
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zoomer
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
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

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examplemember
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examplemember
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Unreported
Overall: Unreported
Cognition: unreported
Vision: unreported
Speech: unreported
Swallowing: unreported
Upper limb: unreported
Walking: unreported
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Jan 10, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

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