Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,332 413
Migraine 680 170
Degenerative disc disease 399 135
Headaches 224 76
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 160
None 636

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 62
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
2 200mg as needed 58
200mg as needed 47
3 200mg as needed 33
4 200mg as needed 22
400 mg daily 19
800 mg three times daily 17
800mg as needed 17
800 mg twice daily 15
200 mg daily 14
800 mg daily 14

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 300
Did not seem to work 275
Other 225
Side effects too severe 180
Course of treatment ended 95
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 11
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 31
2 - 5 years 79
5 - 10 years 114
10 years or more 185

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 160
1 - 6 months 143
6 months - 1 year 106
1 - 2 years 92
2 - 5 years 136
5 - 10 years 113
10 years or more 181
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 394
Usually 281
Sometimes 198
Never taken as prescribed 79
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 52
A little hard to take 137
Not at all hard to take 748
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 31
< $25 517
Not specified 396
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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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