Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,249 347
Migraine 650 154
Degenerative Disc Disease 355 99
Headaches 218 68
Tension Headache 123 37
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 111 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 55
Moderate 81
Mild 138
None 553

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 53
Stomach upset 43
Nausea 11
Acid reflux 8
Gastric Ulcer 8
Abdominal pain 7

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 44
200mg as needed 40
3 200mg as needed 28
400 mg daily 23
800mg as needed 18
4 200mg as needed 16
200 mg daily 11
800 mg daily 11
400mg as needed 11
800 mg three times daily 10

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 280
Did not seem to work 259
Other 211
Side effects too severe 164
Course of treatment ended 90
Personal research 36
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 7
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Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 24
2 - 5 years 73
5 - 10 years 98
10 years or more 121

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 145
1 - 6 months 136
6 months - 1 year 98
1 - 2 years 87
2 - 5 years 132
5 - 10 years 108
10 years or more 167
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 350
Usually 245
Sometimes 170
Never taken as prescribed 62
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 13
Somewhat hard to take 46
A little hard to take 120
Not at all hard to take 648
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 3
$25-49 27
< $25 456
Not specified 338
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94 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

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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

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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: b
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

  • 0 helpful marks
Mamaw5
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Mamaw5
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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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

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