Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 896 240
Tension headache 175 53
Headaches 144 57
Myofascial pain syndrome 95 29
Fibromyalgia 79 30

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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 21
Moderate 19
Mild 41
None 366

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 10
Constipation 7
Upset stomach 7
Elevated liver enzymes 6
Liver impairment 4
Fatigue 3

Show all 48 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Dosage Patients
2 500mg as needed 50
500mg as needed 23
1,000 mg daily 17
500 mg daily 11
1,300 mg daily 9
1,000 mg twice daily 9
1,300 mg twice daily 8
1,000 mg three times daily 8
2 650mg as needed 7
325mg as needed 7

See all 67 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 129
Other 74
Doctor's advice 57
Course of treatment ended 40
Side effects too severe 36
Personal research 15
Expense 7
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 307 patients who've stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration

Currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 23
2 - 5 years 66
5 - 10 years 60
10 years or more 87

Stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 70
1 - 6 months 64
6 months - 1 year 39
1 - 2 years 32
2 - 5 years 37
5 - 10 years 26
10 years or more 40
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 243
Usually 102
Sometimes 80
Never taken as prescribed 22
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 10
Somewhat hard to take 15
A little hard to take 53
Not at all hard to take 369
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 7
$25-49 11
< $25 209
Not specified 220

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) 1
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40 patient evaluations for Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Mar 15, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: In order to avoid taking too much acetominophen or too much ibuprophen I alternate them, taking 2 IB at bedtime M, W, F, Sun, and 2 acetaminophen Tu, Th, Sat.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 20, 2017 (Started Dec 05, 1976)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tension headache)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: drink lots of water!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 14, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for tension headache)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for myofascial pain syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for facet joint osteoarthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for cervical spondylosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2800 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: Don't take too much if 1,000mg isn't helping. If this dose doesn't help, 2,000mg or more. I took 2,400mg (Tylenol 4) still didn't get much relief. The tiny bit of relief was from the 480mg of codeine. NEVER TAKE THIS MUCH CODEINE! I have such a ridiculous tolerance for opioids that average pain medication does nothing with the normal dose. This amount can KILL some people. If it doesn't kill, you'll get very sick.

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