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Review: could Ibuprofen cause Diarrhea?

Summary: Diarrhea could be caused by Ibuprofen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, 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, 2,044 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen (latest outcomes from 61,426 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,092,839 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 57,757 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 2,044 people (3.54%) have Diarrhea. They amount to 0.19% of all the 1,088,425 people who have Diarrhea on eHealthMe.

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
Diarrhea67.76%15.51%6.12%2.04%2.04%2.04%4.49%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Ibuprofen * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea64.98%35.02%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Ibuprofen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.93%2.53%5.99%9.97%8.83%17.67%19.06%35.02%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Ibuprofen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea0.00%61.11%33.33%5.56%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea15.38%0.00%84.62%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (331 people, 16.19%)
  2. Hypertension (156 people, 7.63%)
  3. Prophylaxis (121 people, 5.92%)
  4. Depression (119 people, 5.82%)
  5. Contraception (97 people, 4.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (336 people, 16.44%)
  2. Zometa (252 people, 12.33%)
  3. Ambien (236 people, 11.55%)
  4. Acetaminophen (201 people, 9.83%)
  5. Percocet (199 people, 9.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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