Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,370 441
Migraine 697 181
Degenerative disc disease 419 148
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 164
None 663

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 56
800mg as needed 38
3 200mg as needed 35
4 200mg as needed 26
400 mg daily 21
800 mg three times daily 19
200 mg daily 17
400mg as needed 15
800 mg twice daily 14

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 318
Did not seem to work 283
Other 226
Side effects too severe 187
Course of treatment ended 96
Personal research 40
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 8
See all 946 patients who've stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 29
2 - 5 years 86
5 - 10 years 143
10 years or more 208

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 172
1 - 6 months 141
6 months - 1 year 105
1 - 2 years 94
2 - 5 years 140
5 - 10 years 119
10 years or more 182
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 410
Usually 292
Sometimes 201
Never taken as prescribed 86
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 53
A little hard to take 145
Not at all hard to take 776
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 33
< $25 537
Not specified 411

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ibuprofen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
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

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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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