Alendronate sodium and Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Alendronate Sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Fosamax, and have Osteoporosis . We study 23,087 people who have side effects while taking Alendronate sodium from FDA. Among them, 986 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Alendronate Sodium

Alendronate sodium has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from Alendronate sodium 23,601 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,633 Constipation patients).

On Feb, 07, 2017

23,087 people reported to have side effects when taking Alendronate Sodium.
Among them, 986 people (4.27%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Alendronate sodium cause Constipation?

Time on Alendronate Sodium when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 3.48 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.37 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.62 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 32.71 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 34.57 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.09 %
  • 10+ years: 1.16 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Alendronate Sodium *:

  • female: 91.31 %
  • male: 8.69 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Alendronate Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.18 %
  • 20-29: 1.07 %
  • 30-39: 3.73 %
  • 40-49: 9.41 %
  • 50-59: 26.82 %
  • 60+: 58.79 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (636 people, 64.50%)
  • Osteopenia (341 people, 34.58%)
  • High Blood Pressure (92 people, 9.33%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (59 people, 5.98%)
  • Hypothyroidism (35 people, 3.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (749 people, 75.96%)
  • Vitamins (97 people, 9.84%)
  • Fosamax Plus D (74 people, 7.51%)
  • Actonel (64 people, 6.49%)
  • Prednisone (61 people, 6.19%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Femur Fracture (650 people, 65.92%)
  • Osteoarthritis (496 people, 50.30%)
  • Fall (493 people, 50.00%)
  • Low Turnover Osteopathy (360 people, 36.51%)
  • High Blood Pressure (351 people, 35.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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