Review: could Ibuprofen cause Leg Cramps?


Summary

Leg cramps 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 Cymbalta, and have Nerve pain . We study 65,866 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 12 have Leg cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Leg cramps 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)

Leg Cramps

Leg cramps (latest reports from 962 Leg cramps patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

65,866 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen.
Among them, 12 people (0.02%) have Leg Cramps


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ibuprofen cause Leg cramps?

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Leg Cramps *:

  • < 1 month: 30 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10 %
  • 10+ years: 20 %

Gender of people who have Leg Cramps when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • female: 58.33 %
  • male: 41.67 %

Age of people who have Leg Cramps when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 8.33 %
  • 10-19: 8.33 %
  • 20-29: 8.33 %
  • 30-39: 25.0 %
  • 40-49: 8.33 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 16.67 %

Severity if Leg Cramps when taking Ibuprofen **:

  • least: 8.33 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 50.0 %
  • most severe: 8.33 %

How people recovered from Leg Cramps **:

  • while on drug: 12.5 %
  • after off the drug: 12.5 %
  • not yet: 75.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Nerve Pain (5 people)
  • Insomnia (4 people)
  • Pain (3 people)
  • Blood Triglycerides (3 people)
  • Anxiety (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vistaril (3 people)
  • Methocarbamol (3 people)
  • Fish Oil (3 people)
  • Cymbalta (3 people)
  • Sodium Polyphosphate-Tin Kit (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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