Review: could Ibuprofen cause Mi?


Mi is found among people who take Ibuprofen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain . We study 65,866 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 838 have Mi. Find out below who they are, when they have Mi and more.

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Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Ibuprofen 70,676 users)


Mi (myocardial infarction, heart attack) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, weakness, hypotension, fatigue (latest reports from 144,179 Mi patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

65,866 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen.
Among them, 838 people (1.27%) have Mi

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ibuprofen cause Mi?

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Mi *:

  • < 1 month: 37.78 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.89 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.89 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.22 %
  • 10+ years: 11.11 %

Gender of people who have Mi when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • female: 62.2 %
  • male: 37.8 %

Age of people who have Mi when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • 0-1: 0.56 %
  • 2-9: 0.14 %
  • 10-19: 2.53 %
  • 20-29: 7.17 %
  • 30-39: 8.72 %
  • 40-49: 12.94 %
  • 50-59: 27.43 %
  • 60+: 40.51 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (108 people)
  • Hypertension (51 people)
  • Depression (51 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (47 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (46 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (149 people)
  • Lisinopril (106 people)
  • Atenolol (96 people)
  • Prednisone (81 people)
  • Nitroglycerin (81 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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