Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,252 351
Migraine 650 155
Degenerative Disc Disease 357 101
Headaches 218 68
Tension Headache 123 37
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 112 26

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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 83
Mild 141
None 557

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 53
Stomach upset 44
Nausea 11
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 43
200mg as needed 39
3 200mg as needed 28
400 mg daily 23
800mg as needed 19
4 200mg as needed 14
800 mg three times daily 13
400mg as needed 12
200 mg daily 11
800 mg daily 11

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 282
Did not seem to work 262
Other 213
Side effects too severe 167
Course of treatment ended 91
Personal research 37
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 8
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Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 25
2 - 5 years 72
5 - 10 years 99
10 years or more 121

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 145
1 - 6 months 137
6 months - 1 year 100
1 - 2 years 87
2 - 5 years 133
5 - 10 years 109
10 years or more 167
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 352
Usually 248
Sometimes 172
Never taken as prescribed 65
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 13
Somewhat hard to take 47
A little hard to take 120
Not at all hard to take 657
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 3
$25-49 27
< $25 464
Not specified 340
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95 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

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Rejoice
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Rejoice
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 45
Condition: Spinal Stenosis 28 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Spinal Stenosis

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Jul 21, 2016 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain in hips)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Hip Bursitis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
thjuland
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thjuland
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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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
Lukasz
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Lukasz
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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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

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