Review: could Advil cause Diarrhea?
Summary: Diarrhea could be caused by Advil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Advil liqui-gels, and have Pain.
We study 21,401 people who have side effects while taking Advil from FDA and social media. Among them, 702 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.
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Advil (latest outcomes from 22,776 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in headache.
Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,091,774 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 21,387 people reported to have side effects when taking Advil. Among them, 702 people (3.28%) have Diarrhea. They amount to 0.06% of all the 1,086,885 people who have Diarrhea on eHealthMe.
Time on Advil when people have Diarrhea * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Advil * :
Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Advil * :
Severity of Diarrhea when taking Advil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (106 people, 15.10%)
- Hypertension (57 people, 8.12%)
- Breast cancer (39 people, 5.56%)
- Contraception (37 people, 5.27%)
- Depression (33 people, 4.70%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Advil liqui-gels (197 people, 28.06%)
- Aspirin (93 people, 13.25%)
- Zometa (86 people, 12.25%)
- Ambien (84 people, 11.97%)
- Protonix (82 people, 11.68%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Advil (ibuprofen) is often used for headache. Find out below the conditions Advil is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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