Review: could Ibuprofen cause Piriformis Syndrome?


Summary

Piriformis syndrome is found among people who take Ibuprofen, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Coumadin, and have Prophylaxis . We study 67,448 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 14 have Piriformis syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Piriformis syndrome and more.

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Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Ibuprofen 92,738 users)

Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome (neuromuscular disorder that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed) has been reported by people with pain, drug ineffective, insomnia, hyperventilation, balance disorder (latest reports from 235 Piriformis syndrome patients).

On Sep, 14, 2016

67,448 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen.
Among them, 14 people (0.02%) have Piriformis Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ibuprofen cause Piriformis syndrome?

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Piriformis Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Piriformis Syndrome when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • female: 28.57 %
  • male: 71.43 %

Age of people who have Piriformis Syndrome when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 100 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Prophylaxis (10 people, 71.43%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (2 people, 14.29%)
  • Uterine Leiomyoma (1 person, 7.14%)
  • Pulmonary Embolism (1 person, 7.14%)
  • Hypertension (1 person, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Coumadin (11 people, 78.57%)
  • Limbitrol (10 people, 71.43%)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (10 people, 71.43%)
  • Elavil (10 people, 71.43%)
  • Avapro (10 people, 71.43%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pyrexia (11 people, 78.57%)
  • Hypertension (11 people, 78.57%)
  • Contusion (11 people, 78.57%)
  • Arthralgia (11 people, 78.57%)
  • Anxiety (11 people, 78.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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