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Review: could Calcium citrate cause Diarrhea?

Summary: Diarrhea is found among people who take Calcium citrate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 1,250 people who have side effects while taking Calcium citrate from FDA and social media. Among them, 106 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Calcium citrate

Calcium citrate has active ingredients of calcium. It is often used in osteopenia. (latest outcomes from 1,345 Calcium citrate users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 139,244 Diarrhea patients)

On Jan, 28, 2015: 1,250 people reported to have side effects when taking Calcium citrate. Among them, 106 people (8.48%) have Diarrhea.

Trend of Diarrhea in Calcium citrate reports

Time on Calcium citrate when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%66.67%0.00%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Calcium citrate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.00%0.00%4.95%0.99%0.00%5.94%40.59%47.52%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Calcium citrate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea0.00%75.00%0.00%25.00%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (43 people, 40.57%)
  2. Systemic lupus erythematosus (29 people, 27.36%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (15 people, 14.15%)
  4. Thrombocytopenia (11 people, 10.38%)
  5. Crohn's disease (8 people, 7.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (47 people, 44.34%)
  2. Prednisone (43 people, 40.57%)
  3. Aredia (41 people, 38.68%)
  4. Protonix (36 people, 33.96%)
  5. Prilosec (36 people, 33.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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