Review: could Ibuprofen cause Withdrawal syndrome?
Summary: Withdrawal syndrome could be caused by Ibuprofen, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lyrica, and have Depression.
We study 57,765 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 139 have Withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Withdrawal syndrome and more.
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Ibuprofen (latest outcomes from 61,426 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain.
Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance) (latest reports from 55,438 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, acupuncture and pain, stress and anxiety, muscle spasticity.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 57,765 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 139 people (0.24%) have Withdrawal Syndrome. They amount to 0.25% of all the 55,254 people who have Withdrawal Syndrome on eHealthMe.
Time on Ibuprofen when people have Withdrawal syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Withdrawal syndrome||50.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Ibuprofen * :
|Withdrawal syndrome||68.55%||31.45% |
Age of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Ibuprofen * :
|Withdrawal syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||1.82%||11.82%||19.09%||14.55%||40.91%||11.82% |
Severity of Withdrawal syndrome when taking Ibuprofen ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Withdrawal syndrome||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Withdrawal syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Withdrawal syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (41 people, 29.50%)
- Pain (28 people, 20.14%)
- Bone pain (24 people, 17.27%)
- Diabetes mellitus (21 people, 15.11%)
- Hypertension (21 people, 15.11%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lyrica (37 people, 26.62%)
- Vicodin (31 people, 22.30%)
- Xanax (31 people, 22.30%)
- Neurontin (29 people, 20.86%)
- Temazepam (27 people, 19.42%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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