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Review: could Hepatitis c cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Hepatitis c, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, also have Pain, and take Ribavirin.

We study 30,020 people who have Hepatitis c from FDA and social media. Among them, 395 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 30,019 people who have hepatitis c are studied. Among them, 395 (1.32%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.08% of all the 504,673 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in hepatitis c reports

Gender of people who have hepatitis c and experienced Constipation * :

FemaleMale
Constipation55.12%44.88%

Age of people who have hepatitis c and experienced Constipation * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.50%0.00%0.00%1.75%5.88%29.29%48.81%13.89%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Pain (43 people, 10.89%)
  2. Hypertension (37 people, 9.37%)
  3. Anxiety (32 people, 8.10%)
  4. Depression (30 people, 7.59%)
  5. Chronic hepatitis (16 people, 4.05%)
  6. Insomnia (11 people, 2.78%)
  7. Cerebrovascular accident prophylaxis (8 people, 2.03%)
  8. Antidepressant therapy (7 people, 1.77%)
  9. Diabetes mellitus (6 people, 1.52%)
  10. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (6 people, 1.52%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Ribavirin (395 people, 100.00%)
  2. Peg-intron (352 people, 89.11%)
  3. Pegasys (319 people, 80.76%)
  4. Rebetol (186 people, 47.09%)
  5. Incivek (184 people, 46.58%)
  6. Ribasphere (119 people, 30.13%)
  7. Copegus (77 people, 19.49%)
  8. Prozac (55 people, 13.92%)
  9. Ultram (55 people, 13.92%)
  10. Levothyroxine sodium (38 people, 9.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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