Advil and Acne - from FDA reports


Acne is found among people who take Advil, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Tylenol, and have Multiple sclerosis. This review analyzes which people have Acne with Advil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 34,848 people who have side effects when taking Advil from FDA, and is updated regularly.



On Jul, 16, 2018

34,848 people reported to have side effects when taking Advil.
Among them, 89 people (0.26%) have Acne


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Advil cause Acne?

Time on Advil when people have Acne *:

  • < 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 Acne when taking Advil *:

  • female: 64.37 %
  • male: 35.63 %

Age of people who have Acne when taking Advil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.37 %
  • 10-19: 20.55 %
  • 20-29: 15.07 %
  • 30-39: 8.22 %
  • 40-49: 16.44 %
  • 50-59: 19.18 %
  • 60+: 19.18 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 13 people, 14.61%
  2. Gait Disturbance: 11 people, 12.36%
  3. Birth Control: 9 people, 10.11%
  4. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 5 people, 5.62%
  5. Depression: 4 people, 4.49%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Tylenol: 24 people, 26.97%
  2. Aleve: 17 people, 19.10%
  3. Accutane: 15 people, 16.85%
  4. Ampyra: 13 people, 14.61%
  5. Vitamin D: 12 people, 13.48%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Rashes (redness): 21 people, 23.60%
  2. Itching: 19 people, 21.35%
  3. Back Pain: 18 people, 20.22%
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 17 people, 19.10%
  5. Stress And Anxiety: 16 people, 17.98%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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