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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 < 1 month, also take medication Betaseron, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 57,979 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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Ibuprofen and have Multiple sclerosis >>>

Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Ibuprofen 61,602 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 relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis.(latest reports from Multiple sclerosis 223,215 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 57,979 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 260 people (0.45%) have Multiple Sclerosis.

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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  • Is ibuprofen safe to use if i have retinitis pigmentosa?
    (Asked by a 49 year old woman who has Retinitis Pigmentosa, and takes Ibuprofen)
    I have bulging disc pain that I use Ibuprofen for. I can be pain free for weeks/months and take nothing. When I have a flair up I can take up to 8x200mg per day. I have heard this may affect my RP. Can you advise?
  • Is it safe to take effexor and ibuprophen?
    (Asked by a 61 year old woman who has High Blood Cholesterol, Diabetes Mellitus Non Insulin-dependent, Sinusitis, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, and takes Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride, Doxycycline, Alprazolam, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Tradjenta, Crestor)
    Have sinus infection which I'm taking doxycycline and ibuprophen for headache. I also take Venlafaxine for GAD. Is it okay to take Advil or acetaminophen while taking venlafaxine, not at the same time??
  • Can my sister take phentermine with multiple sclerosis to lose weight
    (Asked by a 37 year old woman who has Multiple Sclerosis)
    I worry she is taking a pill that will affect the nervous system and may not be good for her body.
  • Is it ok to take papaya with ibuprofen
    (Asked by a 46 year old woman who has Heartburn And Snot, and takes Papaya, Ibuprofen)
    Just wondering if it is safe to take papaya chewables with Ibuprofen?
  • Can i take marijuana while taking gilenya
    (Asked by a 36 year old woman who has MS, and takes Gilenya)
    Hello i would like to know if is safe to have marijuane with gilenya and methotraxate

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