Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,333 414
Migraine 681 171
Degenerative disc disease 400 136
Headaches 224 76
Tension headache 131 42
Carpal tunnel syndrome 116 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 160
None 638

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 62
Upset stomach 47
Nausea 16
Acid reflux 10
gastric ulcer 10
Abdominal pain 8

Show all 120 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 57
200mg as needed 46
3 200mg as needed 34
4 200mg as needed 22
400 mg daily 19
800mg as needed 18
800 mg three times daily 17
200 mg daily 15
800 mg daily 14
600 mg three times daily 14

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 301
Did not seem to work 275
Other 225
Side effects too severe 180
Course of treatment ended 95
Personal research 38
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 8
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Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 29
2 - 5 years 78
5 - 10 years 113
10 years or more 184

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 160
1 - 6 months 143
6 months - 1 year 106
1 - 2 years 92
2 - 5 years 136
5 - 10 years 113
10 years or more 182
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 395
Usually 282
Sometimes 198
Never taken as prescribed 79
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 52
A little hard to take 138
Not at all hard to take 749
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 31
< $25 518
Not specified 397
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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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