Ibuprofen and Epilepsy - from FDA reports


Summary

Epilepsy is found among people who take Ibuprofen, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Rebif, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 91,020 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA. Among them, 149 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 Ibuprofen 96,242 users)

Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) has been reported by people with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, convulsion (latest reports from 56,477 Epilepsy patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

91,020 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen.
Among them, 149 people (0.16%) have Epilepsy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ibuprofen cause Epilepsy?

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Epilepsy *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Epilepsy when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • female: 68.94 %
  • male: 31.06 %

Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • 0-1: 0.87 %
  • 2-9: 0.87 %
  • 10-19: 7.83 %
  • 20-29: 27.83 %
  • 30-39: 20.0 %
  • 40-49: 15.65 %
  • 50-59: 13.91 %
  • 60+: 13.04 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (28 people, 18.79%)
  • Back Pain (18 people, 12.08%)
  • Convulsion (16 people, 10.74%)
  • Pain (15 people, 10.07%)
  • Migraine (11 people, 7.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Rebif (15 people, 10.07%)
  • Topamax (13 people, 8.72%)
  • Lamotrigine (13 people, 8.72%)
  • Oxycontin (11 people, 7.38%)
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide (10 people, 6.71%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Tremor (22 people, 14.77%)
  • Headache (15 people, 10.07%)
  • Diarrhea (13 people, 8.72%)
  • Convulsion (12 people, 8.05%)
  • Drowsiness (11 people, 7.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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