Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,264 359
Migraine 657 159
Degenerative Disc Disease 367 109
Headaches 219 69
Tension Headache 125 37
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 113 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 87
Mild 144
None 568

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 58
Upset stomach 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 45
200mg as needed 41
3 200mg as needed 30
800mg as needed 27
400 mg daily 21
4 200mg as needed 17
400mg as needed 15
800 mg three times daily 13
600 mg three times daily 11
200 mg daily 10

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 283
Did not seem to work 265
Other 214
Side effects too severe 171
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 1
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 16
1 - 2 years 23
2 - 5 years 78
5 - 10 years 112
10 years or more 139

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 145
1 - 6 months 138
6 months - 1 year 102
1 - 2 years 87
2 - 5 years 134
5 - 10 years 110
10 years or more 169
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 357
Usually 253
Sometimes 174
Never taken as prescribed 71
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 13
Somewhat hard to take 49
A little hard to take 123
Not at all hard to take 670
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 3
$25-49 28
< $25 477
Not specified 344
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98 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

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Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 26
Condition: Tension Headache 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Tension Headache

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Jan 10, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 2017)

  • 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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Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 26
Condition: Tension Headache 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Tension Headache

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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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Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 52
Condition: Degenerative Disc Disease 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Degenerative Disc Disease

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Jan 4, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Degenerative Disc Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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