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Review: could Ibuprofen cause Hallucinations?

We study 57,912 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 290 have Hallucinations. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucinations and more.

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Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen (latest outcomes from 61,542 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain.

Hallucinations

Hallucinations (sensations that appear real but are created by your mind) (latest reports from 168,043 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, parkinson's disease, quit smoking.

On Sep, 14, 2014: 57,912 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 293 people (0.51%) have Hallucinations.

Trend of Hallucinations in Ibuprofen reports

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Hallucinations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hallucinations75.00%9.38%6.25%3.12%3.12%3.12%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hallucinations when taking Ibuprofen * :

FemaleMale
Hallucinations59.26%40.74%

Age of people who have Hallucinations when taking Ibuprofen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hallucinations0.00%4.31%1.96%14.51%10.98%16.08%15.29%36.86%

Severity of Hallucinations when taking Ibuprofen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hallucinations0.00%85.71%14.29%0.00%

How people recovered from Hallucinations ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hallucinations50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (59 people, 20.14%)
  2. Smoking cessation therapy (42 people, 14.33%)
  3. Nasopharyngitis (32 people, 10.92%)
  4. Depression (26 people, 8.87%)
  5. Anxiety (26 people, 8.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Chantix (63 people, 21.50%)
  2. Aspirin (53 people, 18.09%)
  3. Acetaminophen (47 people, 16.04%)
  4. Zoloft (46 people, 15.70%)
  5. Neurontin (43 people, 14.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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