Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,339 420
Migraine 684 173
Degenerative disc disease 401 135
Headaches 225 77
Tension headache 131 42
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 58
Moderate 98
Mild 162
None 642

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 63
Upset stomach 47
Nausea 16
Acid reflux 10
Gastric ulcer 10
Abdominal pain 8

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 51
200mg as needed 47
3 200mg as needed 29
800 mg three times daily 20
400 mg daily 19
800mg as needed 19
4 200mg as needed 18
200 mg daily 15
400mg as needed 15
800 mg daily 13

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 303
Did not seem to work 275
Other 226
Side effects too severe 180
Course of treatment ended 96
Personal research 38
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 8
See all 926 patients who've stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 13
6 months - 1 year 18
1 - 2 years 31
2 - 5 years 71
5 - 10 years 112
10 years or more 171

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 162
1 - 6 months 144
6 months - 1 year 105
1 - 2 years 93
2 - 5 years 136
5 - 10 years 114
10 years or more 181
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 400
Usually 284
Sometimes 197
Never taken as prescribed 79
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 52
A little hard to take 139
Not at all hard to take 754
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 32
< $25 522
Not specified 398
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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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