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 19,258 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.
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Aleve has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 20,571 Aleve users)
Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,512 Constipation patients)
On May, 13, 2015: 19,254 people reported to have side effects when taking Aleve. Among them, 469 people (2.44%) have Constipation.
Time on Aleve when people have Constipation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Aleve * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Aleve * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Aleve ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Constipation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (59 people, 12.58%)
- Arthritis (38 people, 8.10%)
- Arthralgia (34 people, 7.25%)
- Anxiety (31 people, 6.61%)
- Back pain (30 people, 6.40%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (93 people, 19.83%)
- Aspirin (81 people, 17.27%)
- Levaquin (61 people, 13.01%)
- Percocet (57 people, 12.15%)
- Vicodin (57 people, 12.15%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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2 weeks duration. have tried stool softeners, psilium fiber, stimulant laxative, and magnesium citrate with little result.
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carole ann on Nov, 11, 2011:
I have had one treatment of alimta and carboplatin..I started the folic acid 7 days before and develped an occasional itch on top of head...now after being on it over two weeks the itch is unbearable..I believe it is the folic acid and am going to not take it today ... yesterday severe itch was less as I took it late..then hours after taking the folic acid it was severe again..please share info with me
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