Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,367 438
Migraine 697 181
Degenerative disc disease 419 147
Headaches 231 80
Tension headache 134 45

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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 62
Moderate 100
Mild 163
None 660

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 10
Bruising 8

Show all 120 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 66
200mg as needed 52
3 200mg as needed 36
800mg as needed 28
4 200mg as needed 27
400 mg daily 21
800 mg three times daily 21
200 mg daily 17
800 mg twice daily 13
400mg as needed 13

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 317
Did not seem to work 284
Other 228
Side effects too severe 187
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 2
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 29
2 - 5 years 85
5 - 10 years 127
10 years or more 202

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 171
1 - 6 months 142
6 months - 1 year 106
1 - 2 years 95
2 - 5 years 140
5 - 10 years 120
10 years or more 182
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 406
Usually 291
Sometimes 202
Never taken as prescribed 86
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 53
A little hard to take 144
Not at all hard to take 773
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 33
< $25 532
Not specified 412

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ibuprofen after stopping:

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

Patients stopped taking Ibuprofen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 3
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

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

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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