Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 919 249
Tension headache 176 53
Headaches 147 58
Myofascial pain syndrome 96 32
Fibromyalgia 82 30

Show all 215 reasons taken


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  • 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
20
Mild
41
None
383

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

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

Show all 49 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Dosage Patients
2 500mg as needed 56
500mg as needed 30
1,000 mg daily 12
2 650mg as needed 10
1,000 mg twice daily 9
500 mg daily 8
1,000 mg three times daily 8
2 325mg as needed 8
325mg as needed 8
1,300 mg daily 7

See all 78 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 130
Other 76
Doctor's advice 58
Course of treatment ended 41
Side effects too severe 36
Personal research 14
Expense 7
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 313 patients who've stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration

Currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 23
2 - 5 years 71
5 - 10 years 77
10 years or more 88

Stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 75
1 - 6 months 62
6 months - 1 year 39
1 - 2 years 34
2 - 5 years 37
5 - 10 years 26
10 years or more 41
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 251
Usually 110
Sometimes 80
Never taken as prescribed 25
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 10
Somewhat hard to take 16
A little hard to take 54
Not at all hard to take 386
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 7
$25-49 11
< $25 217
Not specified 231

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)

Aug 20, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 1989)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 16, 2008 (Started Jun 22, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 29, 2008 (Started Feb 05, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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