Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,337 420
Migraine 684 174
Degenerative disc disease 401 135
Headaches 225 77
Tension headache 131 42
Carpal tunnel syndrome 116 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 98
Mild 162
None 643

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 63
Upset stomach 47
Nausea 16
Acid reflux 10
Gastric ulcer 10
Abdominal pain 8

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
200mg as needed 48
2 200mg as needed 47
3 200mg as needed 29
4 200mg as needed 20
800 mg three times daily 19
400 mg daily 18
800mg as needed 18
200 mg daily 15
400mg as needed 14
800 mg daily 13

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 302
Did not seem to work 274
Other 227
Side effects too severe 180
Course of treatment ended 96
Personal research 38
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 10
6 months - 1 year 19
1 - 2 years 31
2 - 5 years 70
5 - 10 years 108
10 years or more 171

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 161
1 - 6 months 143
6 months - 1 year 106
1 - 2 years 93
2 - 5 years 136
5 - 10 years 114
10 years or more 181
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 400
Usually 284
Sometimes 197
Never taken as prescribed 80
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 52
A little hard to take 140
Not at all hard to take 754
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 32
< $25 522
Not specified 399
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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: 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

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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