Review: could Ibuprofen cause Epilepsy?


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 65,866 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 110 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 70,676 users)

Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) has been reported by people with fever, rashes, drug ineffective, drowsiness, grand mal convulsion (latest reports from 43,285 Epilepsy patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

65,866 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen.
Among them, 110 people (0.17%) have Epilepsy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ibuprofen cause Epilepsy?

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Epilepsy *:

  • < 1 month: 25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 75 %
  • 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: 70.59 %
  • male: 29.41 %

Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.2 %
  • 10-19: 8.43 %
  • 20-29: 28.92 %
  • 30-39: 19.28 %
  • 40-49: 10.84 %
  • 50-59: 16.87 %
  • 60+: 14.46 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (24 people)
  • Epilepsy (19 people)
  • Convulsion (14 people)
  • Pain (13 people)
  • Back Pain (10 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Rebif (14 people)
  • Lamotrigine (11 people)
  • Topamax (10 people)
  • Omeprazole (10 people)
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide (10 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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