Review: could Ibuprofen cause Withdrawal syndrome?
Summary: Withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Ibuprofen, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lyrica, and have Depression.
We study 58,026 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 has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 61,653 Ibuprofen users)
Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, muscle spasticity, back pain. (latest reports from 9,229 Withdrawal syndrome patients)
On Apr, 12, 2015: 58,026 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 139 people (0.24%) have Withdrawal Syndrome.
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.
Comments for this study:
motoboy (3 months ago):
I've recently stopped taking ibuprofen after many years of taking it daily. I take between 800 to 1500 mg a day, mostly before bed to sleep. I have had a lot of sport injuries do it was for joint pain. It's been about a week since taking any and I'm getting really bad headaches. Can't seem to find this as a withdrawal issue... any one else experience this? Thanks!
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