Ibuprofen and Muscle weakness - from FDA reports


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 91,020 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA. Among them, 4,013 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 96,242 users)

Muscle Weakness

Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 279,146 Muscle weakness patients).

On Feb, 17, 2017

91,020 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen.
Among them, 4,013 people (4.41%) have Muscle Weakness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ibuprofen cause Muscle weakness?

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Muscle Weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 62.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.48 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.37 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.37 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.37 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.37 %
  • 10+ years: 0.47 %

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

  • female: 63.72 %
  • male: 36.28 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.57 %
  • 10-19: 3.04 %
  • 20-29: 6.82 %
  • 30-39: 11.14 %
  • 40-49: 20.62 %
  • 50-59: 21.6 %
  • 60+: 36.2 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (551 people, 13.73%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (370 people, 9.22%)
  • High Blood Pressure (230 people, 5.73%)
  • Depression (167 people, 4.16%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (160 people, 3.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (472 people, 11.76%)
  • Zometa (350 people, 8.72%)
  • Ambien (334 people, 8.32%)
  • Omeprazole (309 people, 7.70%)
  • Acetaminophen (298 people, 7.43%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (1,234 people, 30.75%)
  • Nausea (1,011 people, 25.19%)
  • Pain (921 people, 22.95%)
  • Dizziness (747 people, 18.61%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (738 people, 18.39%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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