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Review: could Ibuprofen cause Flatulence?

Summary: Flatulence could be caused by Ibuprofen, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Chantix, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 57,826 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 315 have Flatulence. Find out below who they are, when they have Flatulence and more.

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Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen (latest outcomes from 61,426 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain.

Flatulence

Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus) (latest reports from 119,059 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, depression.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 57,765 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 315 people (0.55%) have Flatulence. They amount to 0.26% of all the 118,885 people who have Flatulence on eHealthMe.

Trend of Flatulence in Ibuprofen reports

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Flatulence * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Flatulence35.00%10.00%20.00%5.00%10.00%20.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Flatulence when taking Ibuprofen * :

FemaleMale
Flatulence71.34%28.66%

Age of people who have Flatulence when taking Ibuprofen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Flatulence0.00%0.71%3.56%12.81%14.95%17.08%26.69%24.20%

Severity of Flatulence when taking Ibuprofen ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Flatulence ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (51 people, 16.19%)
  2. Pain (35 people, 11.11%)
  3. Contraception (22 people, 6.98%)
  4. Depression (18 people, 5.71%)
  5. Asthma (16 people, 5.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Chantix (57 people, 18.10%)
  2. Ascorbic acid (42 people, 13.33%)
  3. Aspirin (42 people, 13.33%)
  4. Omeprazole (40 people, 12.70%)
  5. Calcium (37 people, 11.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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