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 17,588 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 has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from 17,832 Alendronate sodium users)
Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,454 Constipation patients)
On Mar, 3, 2015: 17,588 people reported to have side effects when taking Alendronate sodium. Among them, 594 people (3.38%) have Constipation.
Time on Alendronate sodium when people have Constipation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Alendronate sodium * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Alendronate sodium ** :
How people recovered from Constipation ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (415 people, 69.87%)
- Osteopenia (244 people, 41.08%)
- Hypertension (72 people, 12.12%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (34 people, 5.72%)
- Prophylaxis (31 people, 5.22%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Fosamax (469 people, 78.96%)
- Fosamax plus d (127 people, 21.38%)
- Omeprazole (56 people, 9.43%)
- Folic acid (54 people, 9.09%)
- Prednisone (46 people, 7.74%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Since having been diagnosed with osteoporsis, becoming very bent over due to not having the strength to hold up. Luckily no pain but concerned that the muscle weakness is making condition much worse. Age 91 but otherwise fit and strong spirit to live life. Concerned that muscles are becoming weaker de to mix of medications? Advice would be gratefully received-many thanks
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