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Review: could Advil cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Advil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Advil liqui-gels, and have Pain.

We study 21,401 people who have side effects while taking Advil from FDA and social media. Among them, 466 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Advil

Advil (latest outcomes from 22,776 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in headache.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,412 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 21,387 people reported to have side effects when taking Advil. Among them, 466 people (2.18%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.09% of all the 504,692 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Advil reports

Time on Advil when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation87.10%3.23%0.00%3.23%0.00%3.23%3.23%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Advil * :

FemaleMale
Constipation64.46%35.54%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Advil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation1.35%1.35%5.87%4.51%14.45%13.54%20.99%37.92%

Severity of Constipation when taking Advil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%50.00%25.00%25.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (82 people, 17.60%)
  2. Back pain (32 people, 6.87%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (23 people, 4.94%)
  4. Constipation (21 people, 4.51%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (20 people, 4.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Advil liqui-gels (95 people, 20.39%)
  2. Zometa (72 people, 15.45%)
  3. Vioxx (55 people, 11.80%)
  4. Ambien (51 people, 10.94%)
  5. Aspirin (50 people, 10.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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