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Review: could Azathioprine cause Constipation?

We study 14,224 people who have side effects while taking Azathioprine from FDA and social media. Among them, 102 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Azathioprine

Azathioprine (latest outcomes from 14,413 users) has active ingredients of azathioprine sodium. It is often used in crohn's disease.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 508,983 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Jul, 14, 2014: 14,224 people reported to have side effects when taking Azathioprine. Among them, 102 people (0.72%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.02% of all the 510,071 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Azathioprine reports

Time on Azathioprine when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation28.57%14.29%0.00%42.86%0.00%0.00%14.29%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Azathioprine * :

FemaleMale
Constipation60.38%39.62%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Azathioprine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%2.97%7.92%7.92%8.91%27.72%17.82%26.73%

Severity of Constipation when taking Azathioprine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (27 people, 26.47%)
  2. Hypertension (19 people, 18.63%)
  3. Pain (15 people, 14.71%)
  4. Prophylaxis (10 people, 9.80%)
  5. Sarcoidosis (8 people, 7.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Humira (20 people, 19.61%)
  2. Prednisone (20 people, 19.61%)
  3. Prednisolone (17 people, 16.67%)
  4. Cyclosporine (13 people, 12.75%)
  5. Cyclophosphamide (13 people, 12.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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