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Review: could Cipro cause Constipation?

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

We study 5,438 people who have side effects while taking Cipro from FDA and social media. Among them, 251 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Cipro

Cipro (latest outcomes from 6,835 users) has active ingredients of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride. It is often used in urinary tract infection.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,385 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 5,321 people reported to have side effects when taking Cipro. Among them, 251 people (4.72%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.05% of all the 504,700 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Cipro reports

Time on Cipro when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%22.22%0.00%11.11%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Cipro * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%8.00%0.00%4.89%20.44%17.78%48.89%

Severity of Constipation when taking Cipro ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

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. Multiple myeloma (21 people, 8.37%)
  2. Osteoporosis (19 people, 7.57%)
  3. Metastases to bone (19 people, 7.57%)
  4. Pain (16 people, 6.37%)
  5. Acne (14 people, 5.58%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (118 people, 47.01%)
  2. Aredia (75 people, 29.88%)
  3. Lasix (73 people, 29.08%)
  4. Levaquin (71 people, 28.29%)
  5. Clindamycin (70 people, 27.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • This was the first pill I took. Caused sudden fatigue and weakness (used cane). Slept it off. Only thing I can figure is I had taken 25 mg of Tramadol and 4 mg Tizanidine about 2 hours prior. Now afraid what next pill will do in AM.

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  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • has IBS - with diarrhea and constipation with severe stomach pains

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