Review: could Ibuprofen cause Lichen Planus?


Summary

Lichen planus is found among people who take Ibuprofen, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Lorazepam, and have Convulsion . We study 65,866 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 have Lichen planus. Find out below who they are, when they have Lichen planus 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)

Lichen Planus

Lichen planus (an inflammatory skin condition, characterized by an itchy, non-infectious rash) has been reported by people with fever, rashes, crohn's disease, hepatic enzyme increased, weakness (latest reports from 1,346 Lichen planus patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

65,866 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen.
Among them, 20 people (0.03%) have Lichen Planus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ibuprofen cause Lichen planus?

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Lichen Planus *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Lichen Planus when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • female: 84.21 %
  • male: 15.79 %

Age of people who have Lichen Planus when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 22.22 %
  • 40-49: 5.56 %
  • 50-59: 38.89 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Convulsion (5 people)
  • Hypertension (3 people)
  • Muscle Strain (2 people)
  • Lichen Planus (2 people)
  • Knee Injury - Anterior Cruciate Ligament (acl) (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lorazepam (5 people)
  • Prednisone (4 people)
  • Gabapentin (4 people)
  • Famotidine (4 people)
  • Acetaminophen (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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