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Review: could Ibuprofen cause Diarrhea?

Summary: Diarrhea 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 Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 58,018 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,048 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 61,637 Ibuprofen users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 139,328 Diarrhea patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 58,005 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 2,048 people (3.53%) have Diarrhea.

Trend of Diarrhea in Ibuprofen reports

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea67.21%15.38%6.07%2.43%2.02%2.43%4.45%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Ibuprofen * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea64.95%35.05%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Ibuprofen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.93%2.53%5.98%9.95%8.81%17.68%19.12%35.00%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Ibuprofen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea4.55%54.55%31.82%9.09%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea11.76%5.88%82.35%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (331 people, 16.16%)
  2. Hypertension (156 people, 7.62%)
  3. Prophylaxis (121 people, 5.91%)
  4. Depression (119 people, 5.81%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (97 people, 4.74%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (336 people, 16.41%)
  2. Zometa (252 people, 12.30%)
  3. Ambien (236 people, 11.52%)
  4. Acetaminophen (201 people, 9.81%)
  5. Percocet (199 people, 9.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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