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Review: could Aleve cause Constipation?





Summary: Constipation is found among people who take Aleve, 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 19,244 people who have side effects while taking Aleve from FDA and social media. Among them, 469 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Aleve and have Constipation >>>

Aleve

Aleve has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Aleve 20,558 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 Dec, 13, 2014: 19,244 people reported to have side effects when taking Aleve. Among them, 469 people (2.44%) have Constipation.

Trend of Constipation in Aleve reports

Time on Aleve when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation71.74%17.39%4.35%0.00%2.17%4.35%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Aleve * :

FemaleMale
Constipation65.03%34.97%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Aleve * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%1.48%1.23%4.44%10.86%16.54%65.43%

Severity of Constipation when taking Aleve ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation20.00%40.00%40.00%0.00%

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 (59 people, 12.58%)
  2. Arthritis (38 people, 8.10%)
  3. Arthralgia (34 people, 7.25%)
  4. Anxiety (31 people, 6.61%)
  5. Back pain (30 people, 6.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (93 people, 19.83%)
  2. Aspirin (81 people, 17.27%)
  3. Levaquin (61 people, 13.01%)
  4. Percocet (57 people, 12.15%)
  5. Vicodin (57 people, 12.15%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can my symptoms actually pinpoint a cause/condition? (1 answer)
    I would just like insight on this. I'm on pain management right now, but it's just to manage the pain. Every thing else has really been not taken serious by any physican it office I've been to. Is this normal stuff many woman go through? I'm just sick of feeling like this between the constant pain & the daily having to pluck hairs it's insane. I'm in fantastic shape(used to be double my weight & now I'm 100lbs), the best looking I've ever been with a incredibly good looking husband & a wonderful family. My issues seem to detour a lot of things & while I'm young I'd like to get this solved or some type of solution to even maintain myself, not looking for a miracle, but would really appreciate answers.
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  • Since taking mupirocin for nasal condition i have developed constipation. are they related and to do?
    Have been using this product for about a week to 10 days. I have suddenly developed constipation. Are they related? and how long does this last.
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