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Review: could Ibuprofen cause Epilepsy?

Summary: Epilepsy is found among people who take Ibuprofen, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Lorazepam, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 58,018 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 87 have Epilepsy. Find out below who they are, when they have Epilepsy 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)

Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, convulsion, pain. (latest reports from 39,353 Epilepsy patients)

On Feb, 26, 2015: 58,018 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 87 people (0.15%) have Epilepsy.

Trend of Epilepsy in Ibuprofen reports

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Epilepsy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Epilepsy50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Epilepsy when taking Ibuprofen * :

FemaleMale
Epilepsy80.22%19.78%

Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Ibuprofen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Epilepsy0.00%1.30%6.49%23.38%24.68%10.39%24.68%9.09%

Severity of Epilepsy when taking Ibuprofen ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Epilepsy ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (16 people, 18.39%)
  2. Depression (11 people, 12.64%)
  3. Convulsion (10 people, 11.49%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (7 people, 8.05%)
  5. Pain (7 people, 8.05%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lorazepam (14 people, 16.09%)
  2. Rebif (12 people, 13.79%)
  3. Mirtazapine (11 people, 12.64%)
  4. Omeprazole (10 people, 11.49%)
  5. Albuterol (10 people, 11.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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