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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 58,038 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,815 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 61,663 Ibuprofen 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 182,307 Muscle weakness patients)

On Apr, 27, 2015: 58,038 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 2,828 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 weakness63.79%10.92%6.32%2.30%13.22%2.87%0.57%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle weakness64.07%35.93%

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%22.92%20.88%33.84%

Severity of Muscle weakness when taking Ibuprofen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle weakness5.88%52.94%35.29%5.88%

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, 12.94%)
  2. Multiple sclerosis (205 people, 7.25%)
  3. Hypertension (135 people, 4.77%)
  4. Depression (131 people, 4.63%)
  5. Muscle spasms (88 people, 3.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (604 people, 21.36%)
  2. Zometa (344 people, 12.16%)
  3. Acetaminophen (314 people, 11.10%)
  4. Ambien (310 people, 10.96%)
  5. Lipitor (281 people, 9.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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