Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,350 429
Migraine 689 176
Degenerative disc disease 407 136
Headaches 229 80
Tension headache 132 43
Carpal tunnel syndrome 117 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
99
Mild
162
None
653

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 65
Upset stomach 48
Nausea 16
Acid reflux 10
Gastric ulcer 10
Abdominal pain 7

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 60
200mg as needed 54
3 200mg as needed 31
800 mg three times daily 25
800mg as needed 24
4 200mg as needed 23
400 mg daily 21
200 mg daily 16
800 mg daily 16
800 mg twice daily 15

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 309
Did not seem to work 281
Other 228
Side effects too severe 181
Course of treatment ended 96
Personal research 39
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 8
See all 936 patients who've stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 32
2 - 5 years 85
5 - 10 years 133
10 years or more 184

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 163
1 - 6 months 144
6 months - 1 year 108
1 - 2 years 93
2 - 5 years 138
5 - 10 years 118
10 years or more 180
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 403
Usually 287
Sometimes 202
Never taken as prescribed 80
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 14
Somewhat hard to take 52
A little hard to take 141
Not at all hard to take 765
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 32
< $25 529
Not specified 403

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Ibuprofen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 3
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 1
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99 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

Apr 1, 2016 (Started Jul 23, 1966)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Advil remains an excellent medication for headache.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 18, 2015 (Started Jul 23, 1966)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Advil continues to be a very effective treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 4, 2016 (Started Nov 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for dizziness with nausea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 15, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Severe (elevated liver enzymes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Four times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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