Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 910 247
Tension headache 176 53
Headaches 146 58
Myofascial pain syndrome 96 32
Fibromyalgia 81 30

Show all 210 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
22
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 52
500mg as needed 29
1,000 mg daily 13
500 mg daily 10
1,000 mg three times daily 10
2 650mg as needed 10
1,300 mg daily 8
325mg as needed 8
1,000 mg twice daily 7
1,300 mg twice daily 7

See all 79 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

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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
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 25
2 - 5 years 68
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 246
Usually 110
Sometimes 80
Never taken as prescribed 24
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 380
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 7
$25-49 11
< $25 212
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)

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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