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Review: could Ibuprofen cause Abdominal cramps?

Summary: Abdominal cramps could be caused by Ibuprofen, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Yasmin, and have Contraception.

We study 57,765 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,874 have Abdominal cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Abdominal cramps and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 57,765 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 1,874 people (3.24%) have Abdominal Cramps. They amount to 0.31% of all the 612,976 people who have Abdominal Cramps on eHealthMe.

Trend of Abdominal cramps in Ibuprofen reports

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Abdominal cramps * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Abdominal cramps46.28%30.85%3.19%5.85%5.85%4.26%3.72%

Gender of people who have Abdominal cramps when taking Ibuprofen * :

FemaleMale
Abdominal cramps75.10%24.90%

Age of people who have Abdominal cramps when taking Ibuprofen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Abdominal cramps0.22%2.59%10.12%19.18%17.83%17.60%15.58%16.87%

Severity of Abdominal cramps when taking Ibuprofen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Abdominal cramps7.69%38.46%53.85%0.00%

How people recovered from Abdominal cramps ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Abdominal cramps28.57%0.00%71.43%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (340 people, 18.14%)
  2. Pain (287 people, 15.31%)
  3. Depression (133 people, 7.10%)
  4. Premenstrual syndrome (131 people, 6.99%)
  5. Hypertension (103 people, 5.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Yasmin (378 people, 20.17%)
  2. Yaz (374 people, 19.96%)
  3. Aspirin (247 people, 13.18%)
  4. Zometa (223 people, 11.90%)
  5. Nexium (166 people, 8.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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