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Review: could Ibuprofen cause Diarrhea?

We study 57,912 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,047 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen (latest outcomes from 61,542 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,105,125 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 57,912 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 2,047 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
Diarrhea64.94%35.06%

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%8.82%17.69%19.08%35.02%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Ibuprofen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea4.76%57.14%33.33%4.76%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea12.50%6.25%81.25%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (331 people, 16.17%)
  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, 12.31%)
  3. Ambien (236 people, 11.53%)
  4. Acetaminophen (201 people, 9.82%)
  5. Percocet (199 people, 9.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Diarrhea seemed to be related to stress and foods I ate. Therefore the nexium. It was not constant but sporadic, yet severe when it did hit. Total clean out with shakes, sweating, clamminess, etc. Nexuim seemed to help. Ibuprofen was taken inconsistently also. When headaches came monthly or when my back went out, probably bi-annually. With the back pain I took the up to 800mg Ibuprofen three times a day. I haven't had a problem with my back for a couple of years now. I have been on a gluten free diet for several months now and only have a diarrhea episode if I ingest gluten somehow (learning). I still cannot eat soda, or popcorn? I no longer take Nexium or Ibuprofen.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.

    Reply

    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • Had very high liver enzymes just days after taking Bactrim DS & Ibuprofen 800 mg together for 2 weeks. Had dark urine & vomiting while taking meds. Had gallbladder removed and had trouble with blood clotting after surgery. Needed several blood transfusions due to blood clotting issues. Now have on going diarrhea, weight loss, pain and lethargy.

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