Concerta and Constipation - from FDA reports
Constipation is found among people who take Concerta, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Irritable bowel syndrome. This review analyzes which people have Constipation with Concerta. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 12,445 people who have side effects when taking Concerta from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On Jul, 21, 2017
12,445 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta.
Among them, 139 people (1.12%) have Constipation
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Concerta when people have Constipation *:
- < 1 month: 40 %
- 1 - 6 months: 20 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 20 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 20 %
Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Concerta *:
- female: 49.58 %
- male: 50.42 %
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Concerta *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 14.44 %
- 10-19: 16.67 %
- 20-29: 3.33 %
- 30-39: 15.56 %
- 40-49: 23.33 %
- 50-59: 11.11 %
- 60+: 15.56 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (27 people, 19.42%)
- Breast Cancer Metastatic (25 people, 17.99%)
- Metastases To Bone (15 people, 10.79%)
- Osteoporosis (11 people, 7.91%)
- Multiple Sclerosis (8 people, 5.76%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Zometa (51 people, 36.69%)
- Ambien (41 people, 29.50%)
- Diflucan (39 people, 28.06%)
- Faslodex (37 people, 26.62%)
- Zyrtec (32 people, 23.02%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Back Pain (51 people, 36.69%)
- Chest Pain (48 people, 34.53%)
- Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (45 people, 32.37%)
- Fall (45 people, 32.37%)
- Pain (44 people, 31.65%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Do you have Constipation when taking Concerta?
Concerta has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Concerta 15,124 users)
Constipation has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 146,789 Constipation patients).