Review: could Ibuprofen cause Leg cramps?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 54,269 people who take Ibuprofen. Among them, 5 have Leg cramps. See who they are, when they have Leg cramps and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Ibuprofen (latest outcomes from 61,385 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in acupuncture and pain, pain. Commonly reported side effects of Ibuprofen include pain exacerbated, pain, nausea, nausea aggravated, stress and anxiety.
Leg cramps (latest reports from 1,315 patients) has been reported by people with factor v leiden mutation.
On Mar, 6, 2014: 54,269 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 5 people (0.01%) have Leg Cramps.
Time on Ibuprofen when people have Leg cramps * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Leg cramps||25.00%||25.00%||0.00%||0.00%||25.00%||25.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Leg cramps when taking Ibuprofen * :
|Leg cramps||60.00%||40.00% |
Age of people who have Leg cramps when taking Ibuprofen * :
|Leg cramps||0.00%||20.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||20.00%||20.00%||40.00% |
Severity of Leg cramps when taking Ibuprofen ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Leg cramps||0.00%||60.00%||40.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Leg cramps ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Leg cramps||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Vitamin d decreased (1 people, 20.00%)
- Fever (1 people, 20.00%)
- Allergic sinusitis (1 people, 20.00%)
- Osteopenia (1 people, 20.00%)
- Neuropathy (1 people, 20.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Fluticasone propionate (1 people, 20.00%)
- Bactrim (1 people, 20.00%)
- Qvar 40 (1 people, 20.00%)
- Proventil (1 people, 20.00%)
- Zolpidem tartrate (1 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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