Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,360 430
Migraine 694 178
Degenerative disc disease 410 140
Headaches 228 77
Tension headache 133 43
Carpal tunnel syndrome 117 28

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
61
Moderate
100
Mild
162
None
650

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 65
Upset stomach 48
Nausea 16
Gastric ulcer 11
Acid reflux 9
Abdominal pain 7

Show all 120 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 62
200mg as needed 54
3 200mg as needed 32
800mg as needed 27
4 200mg as needed 24
800 mg three times daily 22
400 mg daily 19
200 mg daily 17
800 mg daily 15
800 mg twice daily 15

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 315
Did not seem to work 284
Other 227
Side effects too severe 186
Course of treatment ended 96
Personal research 40
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 8
See all 947 patients who've stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 19
1 - 2 years 33
2 - 5 years 81
5 - 10 years 132
10 years or more 187

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 170
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 403
Usually 286
Sometimes 199
Never taken as prescribed 85
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 53
A little hard to take 141
Not at all hard to take 764
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 33
< $25 525
Not specified 407

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Ibuprofen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 3
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 2
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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97 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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