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Review: could Ibuprofen cause Epilepsy?

We study 57,955 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 (latest outcomes from 61,569 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) (latest reports from 71,072 patients) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, convulsion, pain.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 57,912 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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    Squidly on Oct, 25, 2014:

    Found this because I have similar symptoms- brain injury 2005, 12 herniated discs with osteophytes, migraines, seizures and the like. 1. The Motrin is an easy fix. Swap it out for Mobic (Meloxicam). I replaced 1600mg/day for 12mg Mobic and it's easier on the stomach. 2. The Evril and Lyrica taken together causes dizziness. Get a different antidepressant or swap the Lyrica for Neurontin (gabapentin). I had to because I couldn't stand up without passing out. 3. The B/4 I'm stumped on as its not approved for use in the United States but I know it can help with seizures but a friend of mine tells me it makes her sick. 4. Waking up at night. No where in your medication is a pain reliever or muscle relaxer for your back. An anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen will not cut it when you lay on it. Get both, whether low level like Flexoril and Hydrocodone, or if needed Soma and Methadone. Something is needed to relieve the pain on your back which, can also cause the headaches. 5. Anger - A head injury can cause an inability to control ones emotions, even reacting inappropriately (wrong emotion or too much emotion) in circumstances. If this is the case, treat yourself as a toddler and try to relearn how to react (counting to 10, timeouts) and informing loved ones this is going on. Another thing is that you may have Marijuana rage. This is something I thought was untrue until my brother-in-law stabbed his wife's hand with a fork for being near him while smoking with his buddies. Just as there are angry drunks, there are angry pot heads and TBI can change how you react.

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    dutchgirlsamm on Aug, 30, 2014:

    Lyrics is known to cause suicidal thoughts and aggression...its called an adverse reaction.

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