Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 949 265
Tension headache 180 57
Headaches 152 60
Myofascial pain syndrome 98 35
Fibromyalgia 90 32

Show all 211 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 21
Mild 48
None 406

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

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

Show all 46 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Dosage Patients
2 500mg as needed 60
500mg as needed 23
1,000 mg daily 14
1,000 mg twice daily 12
1,300 mg daily 9
1,000 mg three times daily 9
1,000 mg four times daily 9
2 325mg as needed 9
2 650mg as needed 9
500 mg daily 7

See all 75 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 133
Other 80
Doctor's advice 61
Course of treatment ended 45
Side effects too severe 37
Personal research 14
Expense 7
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 327 patients who've stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration

Currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 18
6 months - 1 year 19
1 - 2 years 17
2 - 5 years 58
5 - 10 years 71
10 years or more 104

Stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 77
1 - 6 months 67
6 months - 1 year 42
1 - 2 years 35
2 - 5 years 35
5 - 10 years 28
10 years or more 44
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 266
Usually 113
Sometimes 89
Never taken as prescribed 29
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 10
Somewhat hard to take 17
A little hard to take 56
Not at all hard to take 414
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 8
$25-49 12
< $25 230
Not specified 247

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) 1
Meloxicam (Mobic) 1
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 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

  • 0 helpful marks

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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