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Review: could Advil cause Anaphylaxis?

Summary: Anaphylaxis could be caused by Advil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Advil liqui-gels, and have Headache.

We study 21,405 people who have side effects while taking Advil from FDA and social media. Among them, 150 have Anaphylaxis. Find out below who they are, when they have Anaphylaxis and more.

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Advil

Advil (latest outcomes from 22,779 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in headache.

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death) (latest reports from 107,199 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, asthma, high blood pressure, premedication, pain.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 21,401 people reported to have side effects when taking Advil. Among them, 150 people (0.70%) have Anaphylaxis. They amount to 0.14% of all the 107,117 people who have Anaphylaxis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Anaphylaxis in Advil reports

Time on Advil when people have Anaphylaxis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anaphylaxis93.33%3.33%0.00%1.67%0.00%0.00%1.67%

Gender of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Advil * :

FemaleMale
Anaphylaxis68.83%31.17%

Age of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Advil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anaphylaxis0.00%7.02%10.53%14.04%8.77%25.44%20.18%14.04%

Severity of Anaphylaxis when taking Advil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anaphylaxis0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Anaphylaxis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anaphylaxis0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Headache (17 people, 11.33%)
  2. Pain (11 people, 7.33%)
  3. Pyrexia (7 people, 4.67%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (6 people, 4.00%)
  5. Hangover (6 people, 4.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Advil liqui-gels (25 people, 16.67%)
  2. Avelox (8 people, 5.33%)
  3. Multi-vitamins (7 people, 4.67%)
  4. Methotrexate (6 people, 4.00%)
  5. Engov (6 people, 4.00%)

* 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.

    Reply

    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
    Recommendation: if you have Asthma have yourself tested for a reaction to these common but potentially deadly products

    Reply

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