Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,311 394
Migraine 673 168
Degenerative Disc Disease 386 126
Headaches 222 76
Tension Headache 131 38
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 115 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 58
Moderate 95
Mild 153
None 610

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 62
Upset stomach 46
Nausea 13
Acid reflux 10
Gastric Ulcer 9
Abdominal pain 8

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 58
200mg as needed 49
3 200mg as needed 27
4 200mg as needed 26
800mg as needed 26
800 mg three times daily 20
400 mg daily 19
800 mg twice daily 17
400mg as needed 16
800 mg daily 15

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 294
Did not seem to work 275
Other 226
Side effects too severe 177
Course of treatment ended 93
Personal research 37
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 9
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Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 15
1 - 2 years 34
2 - 5 years 91
5 - 10 years 113
10 years or more 178

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 155
1 - 6 months 140
6 months - 1 year 107
1 - 2 years 91
2 - 5 years 135
5 - 10 years 114
10 years or more 177
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 373
Usually 275
Sometimes 191
Never taken as prescribed 77
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 50
A little hard to take 134
Not at all hard to take 717
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 4
$25-49 31
< $25 500
Not specified 378
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99 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

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reikihh
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reikihh
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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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

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Leapndolphin
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Leapndolphin
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Low
42 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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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

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zoomer
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zoomer
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
61 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
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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