Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 879 222
Tension Headache 174 50
Headaches 144 53
Myofascial Pain Syndrome 94 26
Fibromyalgia 80 30
Sciatic Neuralgia 46 28

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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 18
Mild 39
None 337

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
Liver problems possible 3

Show all 47 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Dosage Patients
2 500mg as needed 58
500mg as needed 22
1,000 mg daily 16
1,000 mg twice daily 15
1,300 mg daily 9
2 650mg as needed 9
500 mg daily 8
2 325mg as needed 8
1,300 mg twice daily 7
1,000 mg four times daily 6

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Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 129
Other 70
Doctor's advice 56
Course of treatment ended 38
Side effects too severe 36
Personal research 15
Expense 8
Change in health plan coverage 3
See all 298 patients who’ve stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration

Currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 25
2 - 5 years 60
5 - 10 years 67
10 years or more 105

Stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 65
1 - 6 months 64
6 months - 1 year 40
1 - 2 years 32
2 - 5 years 37
5 - 10 years 26
10 years or more 35
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 227
Usually 90
Sometimes 78
Never taken as prescribed 21
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 11
Somewhat hard to take 16
A little hard to take 53
Not at all hard to take 336
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 6
$25-49 12
< $25 198
Not specified 200
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40 patient evaluations for Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

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reikihh
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reikihh
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

See reikihh's full Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) history

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

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MicheleBall
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MicheleBall
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Mild
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: g
I have:
MS

See MicheleBall's full Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) history

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

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Srs2388
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Srs2388
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 29y
  • Duration: ? yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Severe
2 seizures
15 weeks ago
I am: vb
I have:
Epilepsy

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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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