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Review: could Cinnamon cause Ibs (Irritable bowel syndrome)?

We study 44 people who have side effects while taking Cinnamon from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Ibs and more.

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon (latest outcomes from 93 users) has active ingredients of cassia cinnamon. It is often used in hyperglycemia.

Ibs

Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome -chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating) (latest reports from 71,234 patients) has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, depression, osteopenia, high blood pressure.

On Aug, 21, 2014: 42 people reported to have side effects when taking Cinnamon. Among them, 1 people (2.38%) has Ibs. They amount to 0.00% of all the 71,116 people who have Ibs on eHealthMe.

Trend of Ibs in Cinnamon reports

Time on Cinnamon when people have Ibs * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ibs0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Ibs when taking Cinnamon * :

FemaleMale
Ibs0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Ibs when taking Cinnamon * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ibs0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Ibs when taking Cinnamon ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ibs0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Ibs ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Ibs0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acid reflux (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Hypertension (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Blood thinner (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. High blood cholesterol (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Seasonal allergy (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Amlodipine (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Hydrochlorothiazide (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Micardis hct (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Nexium (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Aspirin (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • Took this over 15 years ago, have IBS could it still be causing me problems?

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  • I started taking Zyclara as a topical ointment on my back to treat Basil Cell Carcinoma Skin Cancer. It worked in removing the cancer. However, the process has been most difficult. It has been 8 months since I started the 6 week process, and I still am losing my hair, have severe diarhea, and the doctors can not find anything wrong with me. They found Candida in the beginning and treated that, they found some small ulcers in my small intestin. I have been cleared of Crohns, Celiac disease, just about everything you could think of. I am still fighting an uphill battle to stop the diarhea, hair loss, and stomach cramping. IBS is another thing I was diagnosed with after the candida cleared.

    Reply

    O&O on Jul, 25, 2014:

    You may have seen from my other posts that I am a lawyer in Ontario, Canada who has been speaking with a number of people who have suffered side-effects from Aldara, so I can get the word out through the media about this medication.

    Your symptoms sound just terrible. I may not be able to help you if you are not in Canada somewhere, but I may be able to find a lawyer for you in your area if you are interested in contacting me: aoakley@oakleylegal.com

    Reply

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