Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,350 428
Migraine 689 176
Degenerative disc disease 409 137
Headaches 229 80
Tension headache 133 43
Carpal tunnel syndrome 117 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
59
Moderate
99
Mild
162
None
652

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 65
Upset stomach 48
Nausea 16
Acid reflux 10
Gastric ulcer 10
Abdominal pain 7

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 61
200mg as needed 56
3 200mg as needed 35
800 mg three times daily 26
4 200mg as needed 25
800mg as needed 24
400 mg daily 21
200 mg daily 16
800 mg daily 16
800 mg twice daily 15

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 309
Did not seem to work 281
Other 228
Side effects too severe 183
Course of treatment ended 96
Personal research 40
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 8
See all 938 patients who've stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 16
1 - 2 years 32
2 - 5 years 85
5 - 10 years 137
10 years or more 187

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 162
1 - 6 months 145
6 months - 1 year 108
1 - 2 years 93
2 - 5 years 139
5 - 10 years 118
10 years or more 181
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 403
Usually 287
Sometimes 201
Never taken as prescribed 81
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 52
A little hard to take 140
Not at all hard to take 765
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 32
< $25 529
Not specified 403

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Ibuprofen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 3
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 1
Diazepam (Valium) 1
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 1
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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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