Review: could Ibuprofen cause Flatulence?


Summary

Flatulence is found among people who take Ibuprofen, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Chantix, and have Smoking cessation therapy . We study 67,448 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 334 have Flatulence. Find out below who they are, when they have Flatulence and more.

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Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Ibuprofen 92,738 users)

Flatulence

Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, constipation, drug ineffective, abdominal pain upper (latest reports from 31,825 Flatulence patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

67,448 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen.
Among them, 334 people (0.5%) have Flatulence


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ibuprofen cause Flatulence?

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Flatulence *:

  • < 1 month: 38.1 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.76 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.05 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 4.76 %

Gender of people who have Flatulence when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • female: 69.82 %
  • male: 30.18 %

Age of people who have Flatulence when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • 0-1: 1.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.73 %
  • 10-19: 3.65 %
  • 20-29: 12.41 %
  • 30-39: 11.68 %
  • 40-49: 16.79 %
  • 50-59: 27.01 %
  • 60+: 26.64 %

Severity if Flatulence when taking Ibuprofen **:

  • least: 100 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Flatulence **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (43 people, 12.87%)
  • Pain (35 people, 10.48%)
  • Contraception (21 people, 6.29%)
  • Depression (19 people, 5.69%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (16 people, 4.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Chantix (49 people, 14.67%)
  • Omeprazole (41 people, 12.28%)
  • Levaquin (37 people, 11.08%)
  • Aciphex (37 people, 11.08%)
  • Xanax (35 people, 10.48%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (118 people, 35.33%)
  • Dyspepsia (112 people, 33.53%)
  • Diarrhoea (112 people, 33.53%)
  • Constipation (107 people, 32.04%)
  • Abdominal Distension (93 people, 27.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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