Review: could Ibuprofen cause Cardiac Arrest?


Summary

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.

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Ibuprofen

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.

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