Ibuprofen and Depression - from FDA reports


Depression is found among people who take Ibuprofen, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Birth control. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 120,062 people who have side effects when taking Ibuprofen from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 16, 2018

120,062 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen.
Among them, 3,769 people (3.14%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ibuprofen cause Depression?

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Depression *:

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • female: 67.02 %
  • male: 32.98 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Ibuprofen *:

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Birth Control: 363 people, 9.63%
  2. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 313 people, 8.30%
  3. Stress And Anxiety: 257 people, 6.82%
  4. High Blood Pressure: 238 people, 6.31%
  5. Acne (skin problems that cause pimples): 202 people, 5.36%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Zometa: 375 people, 9.95%
  2. Ambien: 337 people, 8.94%
  3. Aspirin: 336 people, 8.91%
  4. Zoloft: 320 people, 8.49%
  5. Vicodin: 315 people, 8.36%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Stress And Anxiety: 1,747 people, 46.35%
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 808 people, 21.44%
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 672 people, 17.83%
  4. Injury: 640 people, 16.98%
  5. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 589 people, 15.63%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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