Review: could Ibuprofen cause Diarrhea?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 10, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 54,269 people who take Ibuprofen. Among them, 2,042 have Diarrhea. See who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Ibuprofen (latest outcomes from 61,385 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain, acupuncture and pain. Commonly reported side effects of Ibuprofen include pain exacerbated, pain, nausea, nausea aggravated, stress and anxiety.
Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,078,308 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, acupuncture and pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 25, 2014: 54,236 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 1,932 people (3.56%) have Diarrhea.
Time on Ibuprofen when people have Diarrhea * :
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Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Ibuprofen * :
Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Ibuprofen * :
Severity of Diarrhea when taking Ibuprofen ** :
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How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (322 people, 16.67%)
- Hypertension (146 people, 7.56%)
- Prophylaxis (118 people, 6.11%)
- Depression (115 people, 5.95%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (96 people, 4.97%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (324 people, 16.77%)
- Zometa (241 people, 12.47%)
- Ambien (226 people, 11.70%)
- Xanax (192 people, 9.94%)
- Acetaminophen (192 people, 9.94%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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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