Review: could Aleve cause Constipation?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 19,143 people who take Aleve. Among them, 469 have Constipation. See who they are, when they have Constipation and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Aleve (latest outcomes from 20,511 users) has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in acupuncture and pain, pain relief by acupuncture. Commonly reported side effects of Aleve include pain, nausea, nausea aggravated, pain exacerbated, dizziness.
Constipation (latest reports from 493,926 patients) has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Mar, 6, 2014: 18,586 people reported to have side effects when taking Aleve. Among them, 469 people (2.52%) have Constipation.
Time on Aleve when people have Constipation * :
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Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Aleve * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Aleve * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Aleve ** :
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How people recovered from Constipation ** :
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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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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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I am currently weaning from the Effexor, so I can go on Savella. My pain has increased greatly in just a week from tapering the Effexor, hope the Savella works as good or better. I would not be able to take care of my kids or work if I didn't take the tramadol and aleve, they have been pretty helpful.
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