Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,382 450
Migraine 702 185
Degenerative disc disease 420 151
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 673

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 66
Nausea 16
Gastric ulcer 11
Acid reflux 10
Bruising 8
Abdominal pain 7

Show all 93 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 64
200mg as needed 54
3 200mg as needed 34
800mg as needed 30
4 200mg as needed 21
400 mg daily 20
200 mg daily 17
800 mg three times daily 16
400mg as needed 16
800 mg daily 14

See all 81 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 318
Did not seem to work 284
Other 228
Side effects too severe 187
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 12
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 29
2 - 5 years 77
5 - 10 years 132
10 years or more 203

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 171
1 - 6 months 139
6 months - 1 year 105
1 - 2 years 94
2 - 5 years 142
5 - 10 years 119
10 years or more 185
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 415
Usually 296
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 787
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 33
< $25 542
Not specified 418

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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