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Review: could Aspirin cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation is found among people who take Aspirin, especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma. We study 161,258 people who have side effects while taking Aspirin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,467 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Aspirin

Aspirin has active ingredients of aspirin. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from 164,643 Aspirin users)

Constipation

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: 161,246 people reported to have side effects when taking Aspirin. Among them, 3,467 people (2.15%) have Constipation.

Trend of Constipation in Aspirin reports

Time on Aspirin when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation17.32%35.43%4.72%14.96%7.87%8.66%11.02%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Aspirin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.03%0.27%0.03%1.03%1.57%8.36%17.22%71.49%

Severity of Constipation when taking Aspirin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%56.82%34.09%9.09%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%12.00%88.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (387 people, 11.16%)
  2. Hypertension (346 people, 9.98%)
  3. Osteoporosis (322 people, 9.29%)
  4. Pain (257 people, 7.41%)
  5. Prophylaxis (207 people, 5.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (666 people, 19.21%)
  2. Lipitor (614 people, 17.71%)
  3. Lisinopril (536 people, 15.46%)
  4. Lasix (472 people, 13.61%)
  5. Plavix (413 people, 11.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Started Ranexa on about Jan 1st, 2015 and have experienced rapid weight gain of approx 20 pounds and also constipation worsened considerably.

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • I am taking the Lipitor to lower Cholestrol and Ramipril and baby Asprin post heart attack in 2007 to keep blood pressure low and help prevent stroke. Recently, I had stroke like symptoms, and was put on Clopidogrel. Tests for stroke were negative, but the Clopidogrel was prescribed as a prophylaxis. Shortly after starting it, I started having constipation, which I had never had to such an extent before that. I haven't seen anywhere that clopidogrel was associated with constipation, but perhaps the drug combinations is at fault. The shoulder joint pain could be just old age. I had a dislocated shoulder and torn tendons in left side about 10 years ago. I was told because of the damage, that shoulder would become arthritic, but that doesn't explain the right shoulder, which has similar symptoms.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • had 3 stents 2 right with complete heart block and one left artery:fitted in June 2013 then Diverticulosis in October 2013. Heart problems recurred 2 further stents fitted in February 2014 and diagnosed prinzmetal angina. Had hysterectomy, bowel and bladder repair in 2000. Gaul bladder removed in 2005.

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