Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,318 402
Migraine 676 169
Degenerative Disc Disease 389 128
Headaches 224 77
Tension Headache 131 39
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 96
Mild 155
None 622

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 63
Upset stomach 46
Nausea 14
Acid reflux 10
Gastric Ulcer 9
Abdominal pain 8

Show all 119 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 60
200mg as needed 45
3 200mg as needed 32
4 200mg as needed 28
800mg as needed 28
400 mg daily 20
800 mg three times daily 20
800 mg twice daily 17
400mg as needed 16
800 mg daily 15

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 293
Did not seem to work 275
Other 225
Side effects too severe 176
Course of treatment ended 93
Personal research 36
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 15
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 37
2 - 5 years 93
5 - 10 years 108
10 years or more 186

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 156
1 - 6 months 140
6 months - 1 year 106
1 - 2 years 90
2 - 5 years 135
5 - 10 years 114
10 years or more 178
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 381
Usually 277
Sometimes 194
Never taken as prescribed 79
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 51
A little hard to take 137
Not at all hard to take 728
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 4
$25-49 31
< $25 506
Not specified 387
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100 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

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examplemember
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age:
Condition:
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: vg

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May 22, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

May 6, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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reikihh
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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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
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Leapndolphin
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Moderate
42 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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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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