Advil and Torticollis - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Torticollis is found among people who take Advil, especially for people who are male, 2-9 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Advil and have Torticollis. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 55,074 people who have side effects when taking Advil from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Jan, 30, 2023

55,074 people reported to have side effects when taking Advil.
Among them, 14 people (0.03%) have Torticollis.

What is Advil?

Advil has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. eHealthMe is studying from 57,194 Advil users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Torticollis?

Torticollis (a twisted neck in which the head is tipped to one side, while the chin is turned to the other) is found to be associated with 894 drugs and 535 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Advil and Torticollis reports submitted per year:

Could Advil cause Torticollis?

Time on Advil when people have Torticollis *:

  • < 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 Torticollis when taking Advil *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Torticollis when taking Advil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 53.85 %
  • 10-19: 7.69 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 15.38 %
  • 40-49: 7.69 %
  • 50-59: 7.69 %
  • 60+: 7.69 %

Common drugs people take besides Advil *:

  1. Augmentin: 2 people, 14.29%
  2. Benadryl: 2 people, 14.29%
  3. Cefpodoxime Proxetil: 2 people, 14.29%
  4. Zanaflex: 1 person, 7.14%
  5. Xanax: 1 person, 7.14%
  6. Augmentin '125': 1 person, 7.14%
  7. Desyrel: 1 person, 7.14%
  8. Ditropan: 1 person, 7.14%
  9. Flonase: 1 person, 7.14%
  10. Intron A: 1 person, 7.14%

Common side effects people have besides Torticollis *:

  1. Neck Pain: 4 people, 28.57%
  2. Retropharyngeal Abscess (deep neck space pus collection): 3 people, 21.43%
  3. Lymphadenitis (inflammation or enlargement of a lymph node): 2 people, 14.29%
  4. Injection Site Haemorrhage (bleeding from injection site): 2 people, 14.29%
  5. Fever: 2 people, 14.29%
  6. Drug Ineffective: 2 people, 14.29%
  7. Joint Pain: 2 people, 14.29%
  8. Decreased Activity: 2 people, 14.29%
  9. Lymph Follicular Hypertrophy (an increase in the size of the lymph node follicles): 2 people, 14.29%
  10. Appetite - Decreased (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat): 2 people, 14.29%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Fever: 5 people, 35.71%
  2. Migraine (headache): 2 people, 14.29%
  3. Tonsillitis (inflammation of tonsil): 1 person, 7.14%
  4. Stress And Anxiety: 1 person, 7.14%
  5. Seizures (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain): 1 person, 7.14%
  6. Pharyngitis (inflammation of the pharynx, causing a sore throat): 1 person, 7.14%
  7. Neck Pain: 1 person, 7.14%
  8. Malignant Melanoma (skin cancer rises from melancytes): 1 person, 7.14%
  9. Ear Pain: 1 person, 7.14%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Advil and have Torticollis?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on ibuprofen (the active ingredients of Advil) and Advil (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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