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Review: could Ibuprofen cause Petechiae?

Summary: Petechiae could be caused by Ibuprofen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Acetaminophen, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 57,826 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 108 have Petechiae. Find out below who they are, when they have Petechiae 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.

Petechiae

Petechiae (a small red or purple spot caused by bleeding into the skin) (latest reports from 34,607 patients) has been reported by people with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, multiple myeloma.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 57,765 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 108 people (0.19%) have Petechiae. They amount to 0.31% of all the 34,510 people who have Petechiae on eHealthMe.

Trend of Petechiae in Ibuprofen reports

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Petechiae * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Petechiae75.00%12.50%0.00%0.00%12.50%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Petechiae when taking Ibuprofen * :

FemaleMale
Petechiae59.46%40.54%

Age of people who have Petechiae when taking Ibuprofen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Petechiae0.00%4.55%14.55%10.00%14.55%17.27%13.64%25.45%

Severity of Petechiae when taking Ibuprofen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Petechiae20.00%80.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Petechiae ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Petechiae33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (10 people, 9.26%)
  2. Influenza (7 people, 6.48%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (7 people, 6.48%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis relapse (6 people, 5.56%)
  5. Acne (5 people, 4.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Acetaminophen (15 people, 13.89%)
  2. Aspirin (10 people, 9.26%)
  3. Ranitidine (10 people, 9.26%)
  4. Clarithromycin (9 people, 8.33%)
  5. Vicodin (9 people, 8.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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