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Review: could Ibuprofen cause Muscle weakness?

Summary: Muscle weakness could be caused by Ibuprofen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 57,765 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,809 have Muscle weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle weakness 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.

Muscle weakness

Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) (latest reports from 1,325,634 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 57,757 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 2,822 people (4.89%) have Muscle Weakness. They amount to 0.21% of all the 1,322,594 people who have Muscle Weakness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle weakness in Ibuprofen reports

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Muscle weakness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle weakness65.68%11.24%5.92%1.18%13.02%2.96%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle weakness64.04%35.96%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle weakness0.00%0.59%3.04%7.46%11.28%22.82%20.89%33.91%

Severity of Muscle weakness when taking Ibuprofen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle weakness9.09%54.55%36.36%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle weakness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle weakness0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (364 people, 12.90%)
  2. Multiple sclerosis (205 people, 7.26%)
  3. Hypertension (134 people, 4.75%)
  4. Depression (128 people, 4.54%)
  5. Muscle spasms (88 people, 3.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (603 people, 21.37%)
  2. Zometa (344 people, 12.19%)
  3. Acetaminophen (314 people, 11.13%)
  4. Ambien (310 people, 10.99%)
  5. Lipitor (281 people, 9.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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