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Review: could Aspirin cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Aspirin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 160,825 people who have side effects while taking Aspirin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,459 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Aspirin

Aspirin (latest outcomes from 164,174 users) has active ingredients of aspirin. It is often used in blood clots.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,407 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 161,038 people reported to have side effects when taking Aspirin. Among them, 3,459 people (2.15%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.69% of all the 504,683 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

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
Constipation18.49%37.82%4.20%15.13%7.56%6.72%10.08%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Aspirin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.03%0.27%0.03%1.04%1.57%8.38%17.13%71.54%

Severity of Constipation when taking Aspirin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%52.78%38.89%8.33%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%14.29%85.71%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (387 people, 11.19%)
  2. Hypertension (345 people, 9.97%)
  3. Osteoporosis (322 people, 9.31%)
  4. Pain (257 people, 7.43%)
  5. Prophylaxis (207 people, 5.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (666 people, 19.25%)
  2. Lipitor (614 people, 17.75%)
  3. Lisinopril (534 people, 15.44%)
  4. Lasix (472 people, 13.65%)
  5. Plavix (413 people, 11.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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