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 57,765 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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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.
Time on Ibuprofen when people have Multiple sclerosis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Multiple sclerosis||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Multiple sclerosis when taking Ibuprofen * :
|Multiple sclerosis||74.67%||25.33% |
Age of people who have Multiple sclerosis when taking Ibuprofen * :
|Multiple sclerosis||0.00%||0.00%||1.47%||9.93%||18.01%||37.50%||26.47%||6.62% |
Severity of Multiple sclerosis when taking Ibuprofen ** :
How people recovered from Multiple sclerosis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple sclerosis (135 people, 51.92%)
- Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (37 people, 14.23%)
- Pain (31 people, 11.92%)
- Nausea (15 people, 5.77%)
- Headache (14 people, 5.38%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Betaseron (96 people, 36.92%)
- Baclofen (73 people, 28.08%)
- Rebif (51 people, 19.62%)
- Folic acid (48 people, 18.46%)
- Avonex (45 people, 17.31%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (1 day ago):
I have been taking ibuprofen 800 mg every 4-6 hours for pain as prescribed by my dentist after extensive dental work for almost a week. I now have a painless rash on my face and getting petechiae on my arms and hands. Could this be from the ibuprofen and should i stop taking it and find another pain reliever. I am type 2 diabetic and have non aloholic fatty liver disease.
From this study (1 day ago):
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From this study (3 days ago):
also took theraflu while taking the ibuprofen
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