Could Aleve cause Constipation - from FDA reports


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 Tylenol, and have Pain . We study 32,703 people who have side effects while taking Aleve from FDA. Among them, 605 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Aleve

Aleve has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Aleve 39,589 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression (latest reports from 135,352 Constipation patients).

On Nov, 23, 2016

32,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Aleve.
Among them, 605 people (1.85%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aleve cause Constipation?

Time on Aleve when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 61.02 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.34 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.39 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.78 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.08 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.69 %
  • 10+ years: 1.69 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Aleve *:

  • female: 64.58 %
  • male: 35.42 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Aleve *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.56 %
  • 20-29: 1.11 %
  • 30-39: 3.11 %
  • 40-49: 10.22 %
  • 50-59: 13.56 %
  • 60+: 70.44 %

Severity of Constipation **:

  • least: 20 %
  • moderate: 40 %
  • severe: 40 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (60 people, 9.92%)
  • Zometa (58 people, 9.59%)
  • Miralax (48 people, 7.93%)
  • Vicodin (47 people, 7.77%)
  • Levaquin (45 people, 7.44%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Arthritis (48 people, 7.93%)
  • Back Pain (42 people, 6.94%)
  • Joint Pain (37 people, 6.12%)
  • Depression (31 people, 5.12%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Fatigue (102 people, 16.86%)
  • Nausea (101 people, 16.69%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (93 people, 15.37%)
  • Pain (88 people, 14.55%)
  • Chest Pain (74 people, 12.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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