Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,279 376
Migraine 660 164
Degenerative Disc Disease 371 116
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 148
None 589

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 61
Upset stomach 45
Nausea 12
Acid reflux 9
Gastric Ulcer 8
Abdominal pain 7

Show all 114 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 53
200mg as needed 45
3 200mg as needed 32
800mg as needed 23
400 mg daily 20
4 200mg as needed 20
800 mg three times daily 18
400mg as needed 16
600 mg three times daily 14
800 mg twice daily 13

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 287
Did not seem to work 268
Other 214
Side effects too severe 172
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
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 20
1 - 2 years 23
2 - 5 years 86
5 - 10 years 117
10 years or more 150

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 146
1 - 6 months 138
6 months - 1 year 102
1 - 2 years 89
2 - 5 years 134
5 - 10 years 111
10 years or more 172
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 367
Usually 264
Sometimes 181
Never taken as prescribed 72
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 14
Somewhat hard to take 50
A little hard to take 127
Not at all hard to take 693
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 4
$25-49 30
< $25 487
Not specified 360
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99 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

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Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
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

  • 0 helpful marks
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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

  • 0 helpful marks
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

See examplemember's full Ibuprofen history

Jan 10, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 2017)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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