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 Zometa, and have Pain . We study 37,775 people who have side effects while taking Aleve from FDA. Among them, 674 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 39,593 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,548 Constipation patients).

On Dec, 26, 2016

37,775 people reported to have side effects when taking Aleve.
Among them, 674 people (1.78%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aleve cause Constipation?

Time on Aleve when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 55.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.54 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.62 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.62 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.08 %
  • 10+ years: 3.08 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Aleve *:

  • female: 63.83 %
  • male: 36.17 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Aleve *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.61 %
  • 20-29: 1.2 %
  • 30-39: 3.01 %
  • 40-49: 10.04 %
  • 50-59: 13.45 %
  • 60+: 70.68 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (77 people, 11.42%)
  • Arthritis (59 people, 8.75%)
  • Back Pain (49 people, 7.27%)
  • Joint Pain (40 people, 5.93%)
  • Depression (35 people, 5.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (70 people, 10.39%)
  • Tylenol (62 people, 9.20%)
  • Vicodin (56 people, 8.31%)
  • Miralax (52 people, 7.72%)
  • Levaquin (52 people, 7.72%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (112 people, 16.62%)
  • Nausea (111 people, 16.47%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (105 people, 15.58%)
  • Pain (99 people, 14.69%)
  • Anaemia (83 people, 12.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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