Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,370 439
Migraine 697 181
Degenerative disc disease 419 148
Headaches 231 80
Tension headache 134 45

Show all 298 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 100
Mild 164
None 660

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 65
Upset stomach 48
Nausea 16
Gastric ulcer 11
Acid reflux 10
Bruising 8

Show all 120 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients
2 200mg as needed 65
200mg as needed 58
800mg as needed 36
3 200mg as needed 35
4 200mg as needed 28
400 mg daily 21
800 mg three times daily 19
200 mg daily 17
800 mg twice daily 15
400mg as needed 14

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Why patients stopped taking Ibuprofen

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 318
Did not seem to work 283
Other 226
Side effects too severe 187
Course of treatment ended 96
Personal research 40
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 8
See all 946 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 22
1 - 2 years 29
2 - 5 years 87
5 - 10 years 142
10 years or more 207

Stopped taking Ibuprofen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 172
1 - 6 months 141
6 months - 1 year 105
1 - 2 years 94
2 - 5 years 140
5 - 10 years 119
10 years or more 182
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 407
Usually 292
Sometimes 201
Never taken as prescribed 86
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 53
A little hard to take 145
Not at all hard to take 773
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 33
< $25 534
Not specified 411

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) 3
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 3
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 1
Diazepam (Valium) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching to

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99 patient evaluations for Ibuprofen

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 19, 2009 (Started Jan 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take this for any inflammation associated with my Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and DDD. I have given up on narcotics to control pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 17, 2011 (Started Nov 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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