Could Advil cause Constipation - from FDA reports


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 Zometa, and have Pain . We study 30,916 people who have side effects while taking Advil from FDA. Among them, 600 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 Advil 32,716 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,548 Constipation patients).

On Dec, 31, 2016

30,916 people reported to have side effects when taking Advil.
Among them, 600 people (1.94%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Advil cause Constipation?

Time on Advil when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 89.66 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.34 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Advil *:

  • female: 68.47 %
  • male: 31.53 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Advil *:

  • 0-1: 0.83 %
  • 2-9: 1.04 %
  • 10-19: 3.96 %
  • 20-29: 3.33 %
  • 30-39: 11.25 %
  • 40-49: 16.04 %
  • 50-59: 19.79 %
  • 60+: 43.75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (92 people, 15.33%)
  • Back Pain (36 people, 6.00%)
  • Osteoarthritis (35 people, 5.83%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (33 people, 5.50%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (32 people, 5.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (70 people, 11.67%)
  • Tylenol (60 people, 10.00%)
  • Neurontin (51 people, 8.50%)
  • Vioxx (48 people, 8.00%)
  • Celebrex (44 people, 7.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (168 people, 28.00%)
  • Fatigue (148 people, 24.67%)
  • Weakness (119 people, 19.83%)
  • Back Pain (116 people, 19.33%)
  • Diarrhea (110 people, 18.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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