Review: could Cipro cause Constipation?
Summary: Constipation is found among people who take Cipro, especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma. We study 5,472 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 has active ingredients of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from 6,870 Cipro users)
Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,512 Constipation patients)
On May, 13, 2015: 5,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Cipro. Among them, 251 people (4.59%) have Constipation.
Time on Cipro when people have Constipation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Cipro * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Cipro ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Constipation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (21 people, 8.37%)
- Osteoporosis (19 people, 7.57%)
- Metastases to bone (19 people, 7.57%)
- Pain (16 people, 6.37%)
- Acne (14 people, 5.58%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (118 people, 47.01%)
- Aredia (75 people, 29.88%)
- Lasix (73 people, 29.08%)
- Levaquin (71 people, 28.29%)
- Clindamycin (70 people, 27.89%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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The IBS just hits occasionally after 20+ yrs dealing with it.
Lately, just constant constipation but finally becoming almost under control w/stool softener and probiotics.
OAB - is best its been in 20+ yrs , but still require incontinence underwear, even with OAB med and Inter-stim, and post-5 bladder surgeries.
Often pain in bottom of abd., lower pack, upper back .. cause undetermined ..but I BELIVE it is to do with the constipation issue.
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I am taking high blood pressure medication and I have a lot of stress and mild depression I am not taking any hormones. Taking vitamins calcium, biotin (hair thinning and loss since taking Benicar).
From this study (3 weeks ago):
I have been suffering with nausea, vomiting, pain throughout my colon, and constipation for about two months. This has been totally debilitating and I can't seem to get over it. There is no illness or other medical reason for this. I use both Humalog and Lantus daily. I have diabetes II, Hypertension, osteoarthritis, stomach ulcers, and degenerative disk disease. This constipation and nausea is ruining my life. I have been on Humalog and Lantus for over 4 years.
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