Ibuprofen and Rhabdomyolysis - from FDA reports


Rhabdomyolysis is found among people who take Ibuprofen, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lipitor, and have High blood cholesterol. 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 Oct, 05, 2018

120,062 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen.
Among them, 541 people (0.45%) have Rhabdomyolysis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ibuprofen cause Rhabdomyolysis?

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Rhabdomyolysis *:

Gender of people who have Rhabdomyolysis when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • female: 46.69 %
  • male: 53.31 %

Age of people who have Rhabdomyolysis when taking Ibuprofen *:

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Cholesterol: 58 people, 10.72%
  2. High Blood Pressure: 47 people, 8.69%
  3. Depression: 34 people, 6.28%
  4. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 31 people, 5.73%
  5. Joint Pain: 24 people, 4.44%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Acetaminophen: 37 people, 6.84%
  2. Lipitor: 37 people, 6.84%
  3. Lisinopril: 36 people, 6.65%
  4. Lopid: 33 people, 6.10%
  5. Furosemide: 32 people, 5.91%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction): 121 people, 22.37%
  2. Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased: 58 people, 10.72%
  3. Intentional Overdose: 44 people, 8.13%
  4. Metabolic Acidosis (body produces too much acid, or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body): 39 people, 7.21%
  5. Weakness: 38 people, 7.02%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study



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