Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 946 260
Tension headache 179 55
Headaches 151 58
Myofascial pain syndrome 97 34
Fibromyalgia 90 31

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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 22
Moderate 21
Mild 47
None 397

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

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 10
Elevated liver enzymes 9
Constipation 7
Upset stomach 7
Liver impairment 4
Fatigue 3

Show all 55 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Dosage Patients
2 500mg as needed 65
500mg as needed 28
1,000 mg twice daily 13
500 mg daily 11
1,000 mg daily 11
1,000 mg three times daily 10
1,000 mg four times daily 10
2 325mg as needed 10
2 650mg as needed 10
1,300 mg daily 9

See all 85 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 130
Other 80
Doctor's advice 60
Course of treatment ended 43
Side effects too severe 38
Personal research 14
Expense 7
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 323 patients who've stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration

Currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 22
2 - 5 years 79
5 - 10 years 78
10 years or more 113

Stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 76
1 - 6 months 67
6 months - 1 year 41
1 - 2 years 34
2 - 5 years 36
5 - 10 years 27
10 years or more 43
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 257
Usually 113
Sometimes 88
Never taken as prescribed 29
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 10
Somewhat hard to take 17
A little hard to take 55
Not at all hard to take 405
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 8
$25-49 11
< $25 225
Not specified 243

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) 1

Patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol-acetaminophen (Ultracet) 1
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41 patient evaluations for Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Oct 18, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: acetaminophen just is not as effective for my pain as IB is.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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: 2600 mg Three 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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