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Review: could Advil cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation is found among people who take Advil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Advil liqui-gels, and have Pain.

We study 21,443 people who have side effects while taking Advil from FDA and social media. Among them, 467 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Advil

Advil has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 22,823 Advil users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,454 Constipation patients)

On Feb, 13, 2015: 21,441 people reported to have side effects when taking Advil. Among them, 467 people (2.18%) have Constipation.

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
Constipation84.38%3.12%3.12%3.12%0.00%3.12%3.12%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Advil * :

FemaleMale
Constipation64.53%35.47%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Advil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation1.35%1.35%5.86%4.50%14.41%13.51%21.17%37.84%

Severity of Constipation when taking Advil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%60.00%20.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (83 people, 17.77%)
  2. Back pain (32 people, 6.85%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (23 people, 4.93%)
  4. Constipation (21 people, 4.50%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (20 people, 4.28%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Advil liqui-gels (95 people, 20.34%)
  2. Zometa (72 people, 15.42%)
  3. Vioxx (55 people, 11.78%)
  4. Ambien (52 people, 11.13%)
  5. Aspirin (50 people, 10.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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