Review: could Advil cause Anaphylaxis?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 26, 2014)
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On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 21,365 people who take Advil. Among them, 148 have Anaphylaxis. See who they are, when they have Anaphylaxis and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Advil (latest outcomes from 21,206 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain, headache. Commonly reported side effects of Advil include pain, pain relief by acupuncture, acupuncture and pain, pain exacerbated, nausea.
Anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death) (latest reports from 105,450 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, asthma, high blood pressure, premedication, pain.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 19,798 people reported to have side effects when taking Advil. Among them, 148 people (0.75%) have Anaphylaxis.
Time on Advil when people have Anaphylaxis * :
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Gender of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Advil * :
Age of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Advil * :
Severity of Anaphylaxis when taking Advil ** :
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How people recovered from Anaphylaxis ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Headache (17 people, 11.49%)
- Pain (11 people, 7.43%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (6 people, 4.05%)
- Pyrexia (6 people, 4.05%)
- Hangover (6 people, 4.05%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Advil liqui-gels (25 people, 16.89%)
- Avelox (8 people, 5.41%)
- Multi-vitamins (7 people, 4.73%)
- Methotrexate (6 people, 4.05%)
- Engov (6 people, 4.05%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Lorikeet on May, 20, 2012:
Life threatening anaphylaxis required emergency ambulance and hospitalisation incl. blood pressure dropped to 70 / 40; 800 ml adrenaline adminster by paramedics; + 2 days hospitalisation and anti-histamine by drip.
SteveP on Jan, 13, 2013:
Ibuprofen and Aspirin are anti-inflammatory medicines that cause anaphylactic shock if I take them. I didn’t understand the relationship until I had Nurofen and cramps came on then I had an Asthma attack and needed adrenalin within 30 minutes. I had been very careful after that then I was in the USA and had a stomach upset and took Alka Seltzer and the reaction was immediate and the same as the Nurofen. This time I had to be rushed to ER which was fortunately only 20 minutes away.
I now have a bracelet and adrenalin pen just in case
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