Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 926 256
Tension headache 177 55
Headaches 148 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 58
500mg as needed 32
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

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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 21
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)

Sep 6, 2016 (Started Jul 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for A recent event or problem in the couple or family)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This works initially, especially with other co3 and co6 inhibitors. However, after a couple weeks or so, looses efficacy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 22, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Five times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 29, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I had no pain during sleep or during the day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 7, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I started with 1000 mg 3x a day as a replacement for Naproxen. I now take 1000 mg 2x a day and my pain is under control. I don't know if I can decrease dosage in the winter.

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