Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,329 410
migraine 680 170
degenerative disc disease 395 132
Headaches 227 78
tension headache 132 41
carpal tunnel syndrome 115 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 97
Mild 159
None 632

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 62
Upset stomach 47
Nausea 16
Acid reflux 9
gastric ulcer 9
Abdominal pain 8

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 63
200mg as needed 44
3 200mg as needed 34
4 200mg as needed 24
800mg as needed 24
800 mg three times daily 20
800 mg twice daily 19
400 mg daily 18
200 mg daily 15
800 mg daily 15

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 298
Did not seem to work 277
Other 225
Side effects too severe 178
Course of treatment ended 95
Personal research 37
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 15
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 30
2 - 5 years 93
5 - 10 years 111
10 years or more 186

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 158
1 - 6 months 143
6 months - 1 year 107
1 - 2 years 91
2 - 5 years 136
5 - 10 years 114
10 years or more 179
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 390
Usually 280
Sometimes 197
Never taken as prescribed 79
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 52
A little hard to take 137
Not at all hard to take 742
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 31
< $25 512
Not specified 395
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100 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

May 22, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

May 6, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 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: 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
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