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Review: could Advil cause Palpitations (Heart palpitations)?

We study 21,422 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 (latest outcomes from 22,807 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in headache.

Palpitations

Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) (latest reports from 315,770 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On Sep, 18, 2014: 21,422 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • Elavil, 25mg @ night stopped an 11 month chronic headache after a head injury, I sustained 1 1/2 years ago.
    Additionally, Neurologist prescribed 100 mg Lyrica for chronic back/nerve pain from moderate/severe spinal injuries, sustained 20+ years earlier. (Crushed/cracked verabrae and 3 intervertebral disc bulges)
    I had been using Ibuprofen daily in moderate to heavy dosage for the last 20+ years. (800+ mg daily B/4 and then continually after recent head injury)
    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.

    Reply

    dutchgirlsamm on Aug, 30, 2014:

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

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Amanda on May, 31, 2011:

    I have been diagnosed with a heart murmur and I took ibprofen for back pain and experienced quite severe heart palpitations followed by nervous shaking.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • Wake up sometimes in am sweaty and hot and then become anxious.

    Reply

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