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Review: could Ibuprofen cause Abdominal pain?

Summary: Abdominal pain could be caused by Ibuprofen, especially for people who are female, 60+ 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 pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Abdominal pain and more.

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Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen (latest outcomes from 61,426 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain, acupuncture and pain. Commonly reported side effects of Ibuprofen include pain exacerbated, pain, nausea aggravated, nausea, stress and anxiety.

Abdominal pain

Abdominal pain (latest reports from 614,732 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, high blood pressure, crohn's disease, pain, acupuncture and pain.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 57,765 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 2,288 people (3.96%) have Abdominal Pain. They amount to 0.37% of all the 612,748 people who have Abdominal Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Abdominal pain in Ibuprofen reports

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Abdominal pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Abdominal pain46.97%29.80%4.04%5.56%5.56%4.04%4.04%

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

FemaleMale
Abdominal pain73.46%26.54%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Abdominal pain0.19%2.51%10.00%16.66%17.92%17.64%16.10%18.99%

Severity of Abdominal pain when taking Ibuprofen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Abdominal pain7.14%35.71%57.14%0.00%

How people recovered from Abdominal pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Abdominal pain37.50%0.00%62.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (340 people, 14.86%)
  2. Pain (287 people, 12.54%)
  3. Depression (133 people, 5.81%)
  4. Premenstrual syndrome (131 people, 5.73%)
  5. Hypertension (103 people, 4.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Yasmin (378 people, 16.52%)
  2. Yaz (374 people, 16.35%)
  3. Aspirin (280 people, 12.24%)
  4. Zometa (224 people, 9.79%)
  5. Acetaminophen (180 people, 7.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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