Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,349 427
Migraine 689 177
Degenerative disc disease 406 136
Headaches 227 78
Tension headache 132 43
Carpal tunnel syndrome 117 29

Show all 305 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 58
Moderate 99
Mild 162
None 651

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

Show all 121 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 60
200mg as needed 54
3 200mg as needed 29
800mg as needed 23
800 mg three times daily 22
400 mg daily 21
4 200mg as needed 20
200 mg daily 17
800 mg daily 16
800 mg twice daily 13

See all 78 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 308
Did not seem to work 278
Other 227
Side effects too severe 180
Course of treatment ended 96
Personal research 38
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 8
See all 933 patients who've stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration

Currently taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 16
6 months - 1 year 15
1 - 2 years 34
2 - 5 years 82
5 - 10 years 125
10 years or more 174

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 163
1 - 6 months 144
6 months - 1 year 107
1 - 2 years 93
2 - 5 years 137
5 - 10 years 118
10 years or more 180
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 401
Usually 287
Sometimes 201
Never taken as prescribed 81
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 14
Somewhat hard to take 52
A little hard to take 142
Not at all hard to take 762
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 32
< $25 527
Not specified 403

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Ibuprofen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 3
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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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