Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 907 245
Tension headache 176 53
Headaches 146 58
Myofascial pain syndrome 96 32
Fibromyalgia 81 30

Show all 210 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
21
Moderate
19
Mild
41
None
378

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 48 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Dosage Patients
2 500mg as needed 54
500mg as needed 29
1,000 mg daily 14
500 mg daily 10
2 650mg as needed 10
1,300 mg daily 8
1,000 mg three times daily 8
325mg as needed 8
1,300 mg twice daily 7
1,000 mg four times daily 7

See all 77 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 130
Other 75
Doctor's advice 57
Course of treatment ended 41
Side effects too severe 35
Personal research 14
Expense 7
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 311 patients who've stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration

Currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 24
2 - 5 years 69
5 - 10 years 79
10 years or more 87

Stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 70
1 - 6 months 64
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 247
Usually 108
Sometimes 80
Never taken as prescribed 24
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 10
Somewhat hard to take 15
A little hard to take 54
Not at all hard to take 380
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 7
$25-49 11
< $25 211
Not specified 230

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)

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

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