Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 946 263
Tension headache 180 57
Headaches 152 59
Myofascial pain syndrome 97 35
Fibromyalgia 90 32

Show all 215 reasons taken


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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 21
Moderate 21
Mild 48
None 403

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

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 10
Elevated liver enzymes 9
Constipation 6
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 24
1,000 mg twice daily 13
1,000 mg daily 11
2 325mg as needed 11
1,000 mg three times daily 10
2 650mg as needed 9
2,000 mg daily 8
1,300 mg twice daily 8
500 mg daily 7

See all 78 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 131
Other 81
Doctor's advice 61
Course of treatment ended 44
Side effects too severe 38
Personal research 14
Expense 7
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 326 patients who've stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration

Currently taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 18
1 - 2 years 17
2 - 5 years 58
5 - 10 years 79
10 years or more 105

Stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 76
1 - 6 months 67
6 months - 1 year 42
1 - 2 years 34
2 - 5 years 36
5 - 10 years 28
10 years or more 44
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 263
Usually 113
Sometimes 88
Never taken as prescribed 29
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 10
Somewhat hard to take 17
A little hard to take 55
Not at all hard to take 411
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 8
$25-49 12
< $25 227
Not specified 246

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)

Apr 25, 2016 (Started Apr 17, 1981)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I use this med as a preventative .. to help keep the inflammation down in brain/spinal cord. Use with care and/or Dr. prescription/advice.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 14, 2014 (Started Apr 17, 1981)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 24, 2016 (Started Jan 17, 1974)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for cervical spondylosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (liver impairment)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 650 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: never take the stuff run from doctors who recommend the stuff
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 28, 2014 (Started Nov 04, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Four times daily

  • 1 helpful mark
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