Ibuprofen and Multiple sclerosis - from FDA reports


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 < 1 month, also take medication Rebif, and have Pain . We study 91,020 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA. Among them, 377 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 96,242 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 multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, gait disturbance (latest reports from 423,537 Multiple sclerosis patients).

On Feb, 02, 2017

91,020 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen.
Among them, 377 people (0.41%) have Multiple Sclerosis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ibuprofen cause Multiple sclerosis?

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Multiple Sclerosis *:

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

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

  • female: 80.38 %
  • male: 19.62 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.38 %
  • 20-29: 8.3 %
  • 30-39: 15.22 %
  • 40-49: 33.91 %
  • 50-59: 29.76 %
  • 60+: 11.42 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (46 people, 12.20%)
  • Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (36 people, 9.55%)
  • Headache (28 people, 7.43%)
  • Gait Disturbance (15 people, 3.98%)
  • Depression (14 people, 3.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Rebif (64 people, 16.98%)
  • Betaseron (62 people, 16.45%)
  • Avonex (60 people, 15.92%)
  • Tysabri (52 people, 13.79%)
  • Baclofen (52 people, 13.79%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (62 people, 16.45%)
  • Gait Disturbance (57 people, 15.12%)
  • Fatigue (52 people, 13.79%)
  • Dizziness (50 people, 13.26%)
  • Depression (49 people, 13.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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