Could Ibuprofen cause Petechiae - from FDA reports


Summary

Petechiae 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 Acetaminophen, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 67,457 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA. Among them, 116 have Petechiae. Find out below who they are, when they have Petechiae and more.

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Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Ibuprofen 96,226 users)

Petechiae

Petechiae (a small red or purple spot caused by bleeding into the skin) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, depression, atrial fibrillation/flutter (latest reports from 8,210 Petechiae patients).

On Nov, 20, 2016

67,457 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen.
Among them, 116 people (0.17%) have Petechiae


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ibuprofen cause Petechiae?

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Petechiae *:

  • < 1 month: 70 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Petechiae when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • female: 62.28 %
  • male: 37.72 %

Age of people who have Petechiae when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.46 %
  • 10-19: 11.61 %
  • 20-29: 11.61 %
  • 30-39: 14.29 %
  • 40-49: 16.96 %
  • 50-59: 15.18 %
  • 60+: 25.89 %

Severity of Petechiae **:

  • least: 28.57 %
  • moderate: 57.14 %
  • severe: 14.29 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (11 people, 9.48%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (9 people, 7.76%)
  • Pain (7 people, 6.03%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Relapse (7 people, 6.03%)
  • The Flu (6 people, 5.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Acetaminophen (15 people, 12.93%)
  • Clarithromycin (11 people, 9.48%)
  • Vicodin (9 people, 7.76%)
  • Ranitidine (9 people, 7.76%)
  • Sertraline Hydrochloride (8 people, 6.90%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Thrombocytopenia (44 people, 37.93%)
  • Fatigue (25 people, 21.55%)
  • Fever (22 people, 18.97%)
  • Weakness (21 people, 18.10%)
  • Nosebleed (17 people, 14.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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