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Review: could Alendronate sodium cause Constipation?





Summary: Constipation is found among people who take Alendronate sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Fosamax, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 17,584 people who have side effects while taking Alendronate sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 594 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. (view latest outcomes from 17,828 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Constipation 80,049 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 17,584 people reported to have side effects when taking Alendronate sodium. Among them, 594 people (3.38%) have Constipation.

Trend of Constipation in Alendronate sodium reports

Time on Alendronate sodium when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation6.83%13.98%19.57%37.58%21.12%0.00%0.93%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.17%0.34%2.39%9.88%27.60%59.63%

Severity of Constipation when taking Alendronate sodium ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (415 people, 69.87%)
  2. Osteopenia (244 people, 41.08%)
  3. Hypertension (72 people, 12.12%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (34 people, 5.72%)
  5. Prophylaxis (31 people, 5.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fosamax (469 people, 78.96%)
  2. Fosamax plus d (127 people, 21.38%)
  3. Omeprazole (56 people, 9.43%)
  4. Folic acid (54 people, 9.09%)
  5. Prednisone (46 people, 7.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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