Ibuprofen side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Ibuprofen side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen. The review is based on 120,126 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Ibuprofen 125,338 users)


On Dec, 05, 2018

120,126 people who take Ibuprofen are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Ibuprofen side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Vomiting
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Rash
1 - 6 months:
  • Weight decreased
  • Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)
  • Gastric haemorrhage (bleeding stomach)
  • Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
  • Haematemesis (vomiting of blood)
6 - 12 months:
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Death
  • Drug ineffective
  • Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)
1 - 2 years:
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Haematemesis (vomiting of blood)
  • Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Weight decreased
2 - 5 years:
  • Vomiting
  • Tubulointerstitial nephritis (a form of nephritis affecting the interstitium of the kidneys surrounding the tubules)
  • Liver function test abnormal
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
5 - 10 years:
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Renal impairment (severely reduced kidney function)
  • Anxiety
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  • Weight decreased
10+ years:
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Blood cholesterol increased
  • Blood pressure decreased
not specified:
  • Vomiting
  • Drug ineffective
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

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Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Vomiting
  • Drug ineffective
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
male:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Rash
  • Weight increased
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)

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Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Hypothermia (body temperature drops below the required temperature for normal metabolism and body functions)
  • Vomiting
  • Premature baby
  • Neonatal hypoxia (lack of oxygen in neonate)
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
2-9:
  • Vomiting
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis (a rare, life-threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs causes wide spread skin destruction)
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Hypothermia (body temperature drops below the required temperature for normal metabolism and body functions)
10-19:
  • Vomiting
  • Suicide attempt
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Angioedema (rapid swelling of the dermis)
20-29:
  • Gallbladder disorder
  • Overdose
  • Vomiting
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Uterine perforation (accidental puncture of the uterus)
30-39:
  • Vomiting
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  • Weight increased
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
40-49:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
50-59:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
60+:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Drug hypersensitivity

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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