Review: could Ibuprofen cause Multiple Sclerosis?


Summary

Multiple sclerosis is found among people who take Ibuprofen, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Rebif, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 65,866 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 278 have Multiple sclerosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Multiple sclerosis and more.

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Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Ibuprofen 73,378 users)

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) has been reported by people with influenza like illness, pain, urinary tract infection, weakness, gait disturbance (latest reports from 316,154 Multiple sclerosis patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

65,866 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen.
Among them, 278 people (0.42%) have Multiple Sclerosis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ibuprofen cause Multiple sclerosis?

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Multiple Sclerosis *:

  • < 1 month: 25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 50 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Multiple Sclerosis when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • female: 80.43 %
  • male: 19.57 %

Age of people who have Multiple Sclerosis when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.3 %
  • 20-29: 8.23 %
  • 30-39: 16.88 %
  • 40-49: 33.33 %
  • 50-59: 28.57 %
  • 60+: 11.69 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (167 people)
  • Pain (41 people)
  • Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (24 people)
  • Headache (15 people)
  • Insomnia (11 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Rebif (57 people)
  • Betaseron (53 people)
  • Baclofen (48 people)
  • Tysabri (41 people)
  • Avonex (39 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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