Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 925 256
Tension headache 177 55
Headaches 147 58
Myofascial pain syndrome 96 33
Fibromyalgia 82 30

Show all 215 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
22
Moderate
20
Mild
43
None
392

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

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 10
Elevated liver enzymes 8
Constipation 7
Upset stomach 7
Liver impairment 4
Fatigue 3

Show all 50 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Dosage Patients
2 500mg as needed 55
500mg as needed 33
1,000 mg twice daily 12
1,000 mg daily 11
2 325mg as needed 10
2 650mg as needed 10
500 mg daily 9
1,000 mg three times daily 9
1,300 mg daily 7
3,000 mg daily 7

See all 80 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 131
Other 77
Doctor's advice 59
Course of treatment ended 43
Side effects too severe 37
Personal research 14
Expense 7
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 319 patients who've stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration

Currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 19
2 - 5 years 76
5 - 10 years 78
10 years or more 93

Stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 76
1 - 6 months 66
6 months - 1 year 40
1 - 2 years 34
2 - 5 years 37
5 - 10 years 26
10 years or more 41
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 256
Usually 111
Sometimes 83
Never taken as prescribed 27
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 397
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 7
$25-49 11
< $25 222
Not specified 237

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)

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Mar 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Monthly

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Jul 7, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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