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Review: could Ibuprofen cause Muscle weakness (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 57,979 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,813 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 61,602 users)

Muscle weakness

Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.(latest reports from Muscle weakness 181,414 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 57,979 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 2,826 people (4.87%) have Muscle Weakness.

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 weakness64.53%11.05%6.40%1.16%13.37%2.91%0.58%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle weakness64.05%35.95%

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%7.48%11.26%22.86%20.90%33.86%

Severity of Muscle weakness when taking Ibuprofen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle weakness6.67%60.00%33.33%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 (366 people, 12.95%)
  2. Multiple sclerosis (205 people, 7.25%)
  3. Hypertension (135 people, 4.78%)
  4. Depression (130 people, 4.60%)
  5. Muscle spasms (88 people, 3.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (604 people, 21.37%)
  2. Zometa (344 people, 12.17%)
  3. Acetaminophen (314 people, 11.11%)
  4. Ambien (310 people, 10.97%)
  5. Lipitor (281 people, 9.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (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?
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    (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)
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    (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 marijuana be causing serious, long-term muscle weakness?
    (Asked by a 64 year old woman who has Muscle Weakness, and takes Marijuana)
    I'm almost 65 years old, am a successful, well adjusted professional and have used marijuana on and off for over 45 years. I began using it more heavily about five years ago. Beginning about four years ago I began experiencing serious muscle weakness, in the large muscles. I was a skier, hiker, swimmer, runner... and can't do any of that now. I'm good for only about 5-7 stairs before I have to stop and regroup. I want my life back! If its possible that using weed is the problem, I can walk away from it at any time. It's a helpful part of my meditation practice, and I like it, but as I noted...I want my life back.

    Has anyone experienced anything similar? I've had my heart and lungs checked. I don't have Lyme's disease, I'm not overweight and was in GREAT shape for my age until this hit. Any suggestions will be sincerely appreciated.
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    I was having a light chest pain going over to my right arm went to the hospital and they said they could find anything ....Once again said it was anxiety.... I was woundering if the iud could have infected my body some how causing the symptoms and more..thank you for you time....

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