Review: could Ibuprofen cause Cardiac Arrest?


Cardiac arrest is found among people who take Ibuprofen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Acetaminophen, and have Depression . We study 57,579 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 624 have Cardiac arrest. Find out below who they are, when they have Cardiac arrest and more.

You are not alone

Join a support group for people who take Ibuprofen and have Cardiac arrest >>>

Personalized health information

On eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA and social media since 1977. Our tools are free and anonymous. 86 million people have used us. 300+ peer-reviewed medical journals have referenced our original studies. Start now >>>


Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Ibuprofen 60,809 users)

Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, renal failure acute, confusional state, diarrhea (latest reports from 45,501 Cardiac arrest patients).

On Jul, 21, 2016

57,579 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen.
Among them, 624 people (1.08%) have Cardiac Arrest

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ibuprofen cause Cardiac arrest?

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Cardiac Arrest *:

  • < 1 month: 68.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.71 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.86 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.86 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Cardiac Arrest when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • female: 63.1 %
  • male: 36.9 %

Age of people who have Cardiac Arrest when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • 0-1: 1.03 %
  • 2-9: 0.69 %
  • 10-19: 4.48 %
  • 20-29: 15.17 %
  • 30-39: 14.48 %
  • 40-49: 13.97 %
  • 50-59: 23.79 %
  • 60+: 26.38 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (26 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (17 people)
  • Suicide Attempt (16 people)
  • Pain (16 people)
  • Hypertension (11 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Acetaminophen (72 people)
  • Furosemide (50 people)
  • Aspirin (46 people)
  • Digoxin (38 people)
  • Oxycodone Hcl (37 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Do you have Cardiac arrest when taking Ibuprofen?

Browse all side effects of Ibuprofen

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Drugs that are associated with Cardiac arrest

Cardiac arrest

Could your condition cause Cardiac arrest

Cardiac arrest

Can you answer these questions?

More questions for: Ibuprofen, Cardiac arrest

You may be interested in these reviews

More reviews for: Ibuprofen, Cardiac arrest

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.