Review: taking Xanax and Ibuprofen together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Xanax and Ibuprofen together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Xanax and Ibuprofen. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 5,561 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Xanax

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 82,506 users)

Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Ibuprofen 92,738 users)

On Sep, 18, 2016

5,561 people who take Xanax, Ibuprofen are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Xanax and Ibuprofen drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Xanax:
  • < 1 month: 36.0% - (7 of 19 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 58.0% - (7 of 12 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 38.0% - (5 of 13 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 58.0% - (10 of 17 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 57.0% - (15 of 26 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 68.0% - (11 of 16 people)
  • 10+ years: 66.0% - (16 of 24 people)
  • not specified: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
Ibuprofen:
  • < 1 month: 31.0% - (7 of 22 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.0% - (4 of 14 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 5 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.0% - (2 of 15 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 30.0% - (8 of 26 people)
  • 10+ years: 35.0% - (10 of 28 people)
  • not specified: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Xanax:
  • female: 54.0% - (53 of 97 people)
  • male: 60.0% - (20 of 33 people)
Ibuprofen:
  • female: 30.0% - (27 of 89 people)
  • male: 26.0% - (8 of 30 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Xanax:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 59.0% - (13 of 22 people)
  • 30-39: 53.0% - (15 of 28 people)
  • 40-49: 55.0% - (20 of 36 people)
  • 50-59: 58.0% - (18 of 31 people)
  • 60+: 58.0% - (7 of 12 people)
Ibuprofen:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 25.0% - (5 of 20 people)
  • 30-39: 34.0% - (9 of 26 people)
  • 40-49: 23.0% - (8 of 34 people)
  • 50-59: 29.0% - (8 of 27 people)
  • 60+: 45.0% - (5 of 11 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • nausea
  • asthenia
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • pain
  • intentional overdose
  • insomnia
  • anxiety
  • renal failure acute
  • suicide attempt
1 - 6 months:
  • anxiety
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • vomiting
  • convulsion
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • disorientation
  • fall
  • loss of consciousness
6 - 12 months:
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • nausea
  • anaemia
  • appendicitis
  • dehydration
  • neuroma
  • pulmonary embolism
1 - 2 years:
  • mental disorder
  • nausea
  • aphasia
  • confusional state
  • disorientation
  • nervousness
  • sleep apnoea syndrome
  • speech disorder
  • transient ischaemic attack
  • anxiety
2 - 5 years:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • confusional state
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain upper
  • mental status changes
  • pain
  • chest pain
  • cholecystitis
  • cholecystitis chronic
5 - 10 years:
  • anxiety
  • pulmonary embolism
  • pain
  • depression
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • dyspnoea
  • emotional distress
  • general physical health deterioration
  • impaired driving ability
  • injury
10+ years:
  • headache
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • nausea
  • pain
  • pulmonary embolism
  • ringing in the ears
  • injury
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • sensation of pressure in ear
not specified:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • back pain
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • injury
  • vomiting

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • back pain
  • injury
  • headache
  • vomiting
male:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • back pain
  • headache
  • asthenia
  • dyspnoea
  • fall

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • depression
  • foetal exposure during pregnancy
  • persistent foetal circulation
  • abdominal discomfort
  • apnoea
  • arthritis
  • arthropathy
  • atrial septal defect
  • attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • back disorder
2-9:
  • angina pectoris
  • angina unstable
  • anorexia
  • blister
  • chest tightness
  • dermatitis bullous
  • drug dependence
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • dyspnoea
  • emotional distress
10-19:
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • suicide attempt
  • asthenia
  • pallor
  • intentional overdose
20-29:
  • pain
  • injury
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • pulmonary embolism
  • dyspnoea
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • cholelithiasis
  • gallbladder disorder
  • cholecystitis chronic
30-39:
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • depression
  • headache
  • pain
  • pulmonary embolism
  • drug ineffective
  • vomiting
  • fatigue
  • injury
40-49:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • nausea
  • pain in extremity
  • fatigue
  • chest pain
  • headache
  • dyspnoea
  • back pain
50-59:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • nausea
  • depression
  • back pain
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • pain in extremity
  • fall
  • insomnia
60+:
  • pain
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • back pain
  • dyspnoea
  • asthenia
  • fall
  • injury
  • diarrhoea

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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