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Review: could Ibuprofen cause Coronary heart disease?

Summary: Coronary heart disease could be caused by Ibuprofen, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 57,765 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 244 have Coronary heart disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Coronary heart disease and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 57,765 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 209 people (0.36%) have Coronary Heart Disease. They amount to 0.10% of all the 212,039 people who have Coronary Heart Disease on eHealthMe.

Trend of Coronary heart disease in Ibuprofen reports

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Coronary heart disease * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Coronary heart disease22.22%0.00%22.22%44.44%0.00%0.00%11.11%

Gender of people who have Coronary heart disease when taking Ibuprofen * :

FemaleMale
Coronary heart disease33.33%66.67%

Age of people who have Coronary heart disease when taking Ibuprofen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Coronary heart disease0.00%0.00%0.97%0.97%0.97%12.62%25.73%58.74%

Severity of Coronary heart disease when taking Ibuprofen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Coronary heart disease100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Coronary heart disease ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (29 people, 13.88%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (25 people, 11.96%)
  3. Osteoarthritis (23 people, 11.00%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (23 people, 11.00%)
  5. Hypertension (13 people, 6.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (89 people, 42.58%)
  2. Lisinopril (65 people, 31.10%)
  3. Plavix (60 people, 28.71%)
  4. Nitroglycerin (57 people, 27.27%)
  5. Zometa (56 people, 26.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have been taking ibuprofen 800 mg every 4-6 hours for pain as prescribed by my dentist after extensive dental work for almost a week. I now have a painless rash on my face and getting petechiae on my arms and hands. Could this be from the ibuprofen and should i stop taking it and find another pain reliever. I am type 2 diabetic and have non aloholic fatty liver disease.

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