Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,361 432
Migraine 695 179
Degenerative disc disease 412 143
Headaches 229 78
Tension headache 133 43
Carpal tunnel syndrome 118 30

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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
654

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
Abdominal pain 7

Show all 120 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 63
200mg as needed 53
3 200mg as needed 33
800mg as needed 28
4 200mg as needed 26
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 316
Did not seem to work 284
Other 227
Side effects too severe 187
Course of treatment ended 96
Personal research 40
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 19
1 - 2 years 33
2 - 5 years 80
5 - 10 years 133
10 years or more 189

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 170
1 - 6 months 141
6 months - 1 year 106
1 - 2 years 95
2 - 5 years 141
5 - 10 years 119
10 years or more 183
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 403
Usually 289
Sometimes 200
Never taken as prescribed 85
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 53
A little hard to take 142
Not at all hard to take 767
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 33
< $25 528
Not specified 408

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

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98 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

Jan 4, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 20, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in left ankle)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I only take 800 mg of Ibuprofen when the pain is bad. It seems to help reduce the pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in left ankle)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 21, 2016 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in hips)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hip bursitis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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