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Review: could Ibuprofen cause Multiple sclerosis?

Summary: Multiple sclerosis could be caused by Ibuprofen, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Betaseron, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 57,826 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 260 have Multiple sclerosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Multiple sclerosis and more.

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Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen (latest outcomes from 61,426 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain.

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) (latest reports from 268,507 patients) has been reported by people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 57,765 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 260 people (0.45%) have Multiple Sclerosis. They amount to 0.09% of all the 280,203 people who have Multiple Sclerosis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Multiple sclerosis in Ibuprofen reports

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Multiple sclerosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Multiple sclerosis100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Multiple sclerosis74.67%25.33%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Multiple sclerosis0.00%0.00%1.47%9.93%18.01%37.50%26.47%6.62%

Severity of Multiple sclerosis when taking Ibuprofen ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Multiple sclerosis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (135 people, 51.92%)
  2. Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (37 people, 14.23%)
  3. Pain (31 people, 11.92%)
  4. Nausea (15 people, 5.77%)
  5. Headache (14 people, 5.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Betaseron (96 people, 36.92%)
  2. Baclofen (73 people, 28.08%)
  3. Rebif (51 people, 19.62%)
  4. Folic acid (48 people, 18.46%)
  5. Avonex (45 people, 17.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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