Could Concerta cause Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Concerta, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 12,495 people who have side effects while taking Concerta from FDA. Among them, 136 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Concerta

Concerta has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Concerta 14,163 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression (latest reports from 135,346 Constipation patients).

On Nov, 14, 2016

12,495 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta.
Among them, 136 people (1.09%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Concerta cause Constipation?

Time on Concerta when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 30 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20 %
  • 10+ years: 10 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Concerta *:

  • female: 52.99 %
  • male: 47.01 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Concerta *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 12.22 %
  • 10-19: 16.67 %
  • 20-29: 4.44 %
  • 30-39: 15.56 %
  • 40-49: 26.67 %
  • 50-59: 10.0 %
  • 60+: 14.44 %

Severity of Constipation **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 71.43 %
  • severe: 14.29 %
  • most severe: 14.29 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (51 people, 37.50%)
  • Ambien (42 people, 30.88%)
  • Diflucan (40 people, 29.41%)
  • Faslodex (37 people, 27.21%)
  • Singulair (32 people, 23.53%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Concerta, learn more )

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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