Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,382 449
Migraine 699 184
Degenerative disc disease 419 150
Headaches 233 81
Tension headache 134 45

Show all 293 reasons taken


  • 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 101
Mild 165
None 671

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 66
Nausea 16
Gastric ulcer 11
Acid reflux 9
Bruising 8
Abdominal pain 7

Show all 93 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 65
200mg as needed 55
3 200mg as needed 34
800mg as needed 29
4 200mg as needed 22
400 mg daily 21
400mg as needed 17
200 mg daily 15
800 mg twice daily 15
800 mg three times daily 15

See all 83 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 317
Did not seem to work 284
Other 229
Side effects too severe 186
Course of treatment ended 95
Personal research 40
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 8
See all 948 patients who've stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 31
2 - 5 years 78
5 - 10 years 135
10 years or more 204

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 172
1 - 6 months 139
6 months - 1 year 105
1 - 2 years 93
2 - 5 years 142
5 - 10 years 119
10 years or more 185
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 414
Usually 295
Sometimes 204
Never taken as prescribed 86
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 53
A little hard to take 146
Not at all hard to take 785
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 33
< $25 541
Not specified 417

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) 4
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 3
Carisoprodol (Soma) 1
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 1

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching to

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99 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

Jun 5, 2018 (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
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I took 800 mg of Ibuprofen for pain every 8 hours. Then the doctor put me on Meloxicam and told me to stop taking the Ibuprofen.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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
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