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Review: could Advil cause Palpitations (Heart palpitations)?

Summary: Palpitations is found among people who take Advil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Advil liqui-gels, and have Pain.

We study 21,439 people who have side effects while taking Advil from FDA and social media. Among them, 320 have Palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Palpitations and more.

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Advil

Advil has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 22,821 Advil users)

Palpitations

Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain. (latest reports from 52,127 Palpitations patients)

On Jan, 4, 2015: 21,439 people reported to have side effects when taking Advil. Among them, 320 people (1.49%) have Palpitations.

Trend of Palpitations in Advil reports

Time on Advil when people have Palpitations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Palpitations58.06%19.35%0.00%3.23%12.90%3.23%3.23%

Gender of people who have Palpitations when taking Advil * :

FemaleMale
Palpitations69.59%30.41%

Age of people who have Palpitations when taking Advil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Palpitations0.00%0.32%9.74%7.79%14.94%18.83%22.40%25.97%

Severity of Palpitations when taking Advil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Palpitations20.00%60.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Palpitations ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Palpitations25.00%0.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (51 people, 15.94%)
  2. Back pain (27 people, 8.44%)
  3. Depression (19 people, 5.94%)
  4. Arthralgia (19 people, 5.94%)
  5. Insomnia (19 people, 5.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Advil liqui-gels (52 people, 16.25%)
  2. Vioxx (48 people, 15.00%)
  3. Synthroid (35 people, 10.94%)
  4. Lipitor (33 people, 10.31%)
  5. Aspirin (33 people, 10.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I was advised to stop/reduce use of Motrin to 1/2 month or less. It is still the best pain relief but have reduced to PRN, perhaps 200 mg alternate days.
    Since treatment with Lyrica I've noticed reduced nerve pain and stopped using Elavil for sake of not feeling so "wrecked" in the mornings. I have also developed a severe sleep apnoea, treated unsuccessfully via CPAP device which is unbearable to use. I have subsequently suffered with depression/mood disorder for 20+ years and am currently un-treated for this long-standing vulnerability which came back with a vengence after the head-injury. I feel irregularity to my heart beat by the end of the day. I feel suicidal and violently angry.

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    Squidly on Oct, 25, 2014:

    Found this because I have similar symptoms- brain injury 2005, 12 herniated discs with osteophytes, migraines, seizures and the like. 1. The Motrin is an easy fix. Swap it out for Mobic (Meloxicam). I replaced 1600mg/day for 12mg Mobic and it's easier on the stomach. 2. The Evril and Lyrica taken together causes dizziness. Get a different antidepressant or swap the Lyrica for Neurontin (gabapentin). I had to because I couldn't stand up without passing out. 3. The B/4 I'm stumped on as its not approved for use in the United States but I know it can help with seizures but a friend of mine tells me it makes her sick. 4. Waking up at night. No where in your medication is a pain reliever or muscle relaxer for your back. An anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen will not cut it when you lay on it. Get both, whether low level like Flexoril and Hydrocodone, or if needed Soma and Methadone. Something is needed to relieve the pain on your back which, can also cause the headaches. 5. Anger - A head injury can cause an inability to control ones emotions, even reacting inappropriately (wrong emotion or too much emotion) in circumstances. If this is the case, treat yourself as a toddler and try to relearn how to react (counting to 10, timeouts) and informing loved ones this is going on. Another thing is that you may have Marijuana rage. This is something I thought was untrue until my brother-in-law stabbed his wife's hand with a fork for being near him while smoking with his buddies. Just as there are angry drunks, there are angry pot heads and TBI can change how you react.

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    dutchgirlsamm on Aug, 30, 2014:

    Lyrics is known to cause suicidal thoughts and aggression...its called an adverse reaction.

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