Celexa and Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Celexa, 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 35,374 people who have side effects while taking Celexa from FDA. Among them, 1,040 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Celexa

Celexa has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Celexa 40,856 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,620 Constipation patients).

On Jan, 23, 2017

35,374 people reported to have side effects when taking Celexa.
Among them, 1,040 people (2.94%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Celexa cause Constipation?

Time on Celexa when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 45.45 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.55 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.18 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 4.55 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Celexa *:

  • female: 68.86 %
  • male: 31.14 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Celexa *:

  • 0-1: 0.11 %
  • 2-9: 0.23 %
  • 10-19: 0.92 %
  • 20-29: 4.59 %
  • 30-39: 8.26 %
  • 40-49: 23.62 %
  • 50-59: 28.1 %
  • 60+: 34.17 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (162 people, 15.58%)
  • Depression (156 people, 15.00%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (75 people, 7.21%)
  • High Blood Pressure (68 people, 6.54%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (63 people, 6.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (294 people, 28.27%)
  • Neurontin (207 people, 19.90%)
  • Xanax (202 people, 19.42%)
  • Oxycontin (197 people, 18.94%)
  • Ambien (196 people, 18.85%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (451 people, 43.37%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (432 people, 41.54%)
  • Depression (405 people, 38.94%)
  • Nausea (362 people, 34.81%)
  • Fatigue (326 people, 31.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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