Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,380 446
Migraine 700 184
Degenerative disc disease 421 150
Headaches 232 81
Tension headache 134 45

Show all 298 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 62
Moderate 101
Mild 164
None 669

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 66
Upset stomach 48
Nausea 16
Gastric ulcer 11
Acid reflux 10
Bruising 8

Show all 121 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 61
200mg as needed 56
3 200mg as needed 35
800mg as needed 34
400 mg daily 21
4 200mg as needed 21
800 mg three times daily 18
800 mg twice daily 16
200 mg daily 15
400mg as needed 15

See all 84 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 319
Did not seem to work 283
Other 227
Side effects too severe 188
Course of treatment ended 96
Personal research 40
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 8
See all 949 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 25
1 - 2 years 29
2 - 5 years 82
5 - 10 years 137
10 years or more 197

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 172
1 - 6 months 141
6 months - 1 year 106
1 - 2 years 94
2 - 5 years 141
5 - 10 years 119
10 years or more 183
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 412
Usually 295
Sometimes 203
Never taken as prescribed 86
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 53
A little hard to take 145
Not at all hard to take 783
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 33
< $25 542
Not specified 413

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ibuprofen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
Meloxicam (Mobic) 1
Methadone (Methadose) 1
Morphine (Morphine ER) 1

Patients stopped taking Ibuprofen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 4
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 3
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 1
Diazepam (Valium) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching to

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99 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

Jun 5, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in left ankle)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I took 800 mg of Ibuprofen for pain every 8 hours. Then the doctor put me on Meloxicam and told me to stop taking the Ibuprofen.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 20, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in left ankle)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I only take 800 mg of Ibuprofen when the pain is bad. It seems to help reduce the pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in left ankle)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Three times daily
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
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