Review: could Ibuprofen cause Muscle Weakness?


Summary

Muscle weakness is found among people who take Ibuprofen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain . We study 67,448 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,167 have Muscle weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle weakness and more.

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Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Ibuprofen 92,738 users)

Muscle Weakness

Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, urinary tract infection, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 271,258 Muscle weakness patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

67,448 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen.
Among them, 3,167 people (4.7%) have Muscle Weakness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ibuprofen cause Muscle weakness?

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Muscle Weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 59.89 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.04 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.21 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.74 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.37 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.67 %
  • 10+ years: 1.07 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Weakness when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • female: 64.09 %
  • male: 35.91 %

Age of people who have Muscle Weakness when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.56 %
  • 10-19: 3.12 %
  • 20-29: 7.46 %
  • 30-39: 11.39 %
  • 40-49: 20.78 %
  • 50-59: 21.86 %
  • 60+: 34.84 %

Severity if Muscle Weakness when taking Ibuprofen **:

  • least: 5.56 %
  • moderate: 55.56 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 5.56 %

How people recovered from Muscle Weakness **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (402 people, 12.69%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (264 people, 8.34%)
  • Hypertension (167 people, 5.27%)
  • Depression (127 people, 4.01%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (106 people, 3.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (446 people, 14.08%)
  • Zometa (333 people, 10.51%)
  • Ambien (301 people, 9.50%)
  • Acetaminophen (288 people, 9.09%)
  • Omeprazole (284 people, 8.97%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (865 people, 27.31%)
  • Nausea (829 people, 26.18%)
  • Pain (792 people, 25.01%)
  • Anxiety (616 people, 19.45%)
  • Dyspnoea (581 people, 18.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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