What is Acetaminophen-aspirin?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Excedrin Back & Body Thomapyrin

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Acetaminophen (also known as paracetamol) and aspirin are two of the most commonly used analgesics (pain relievers) in Western medicine. Widely available either by itself or in cold and flu remedies, both are used to relieve aches and pains on an as-needed basis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle pain 5 1
Pain 5 2
Back pain 4 2
Fibromyalgia 1 0
Headaches 1 0
Joint pain 1 2

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Acetaminophen-aspirin

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Acetaminophen-aspirin

Dosage Patients
1 twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen-aspirin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Other 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Acetaminophen-aspirin

Duration

Currently taking Acetaminophen-aspirin

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped taking Acetaminophen-aspirin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
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2 patient evaluations for Acetaminophen-aspirin

Jul 1, 2012 (Started Apr 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 9, 2010 (Started May 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

Jul 13, 2009 (Started May 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I only take when necessary

  • 0 helpful marks
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