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 11,369 people who have side effects while taking Concerta from FDA. Among them, 130 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 14,186 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,548 Constipation patients).

On Dec, 19, 2016

11,369 people reported to have side effects when taking Concerta.
Among them, 130 people (1.14%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Concerta cause Constipation?

Time on Concerta when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 25 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Concerta *:

  • female: 51.35 %
  • male: 48.65 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Concerta *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 14.29 %
  • 10-19: 17.86 %
  • 20-29: 3.57 %
  • 30-39: 13.1 %
  • 40-49: 25.0 %
  • 50-59: 10.71 %
  • 60+: 15.48 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (29 people, 22.31%)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (27 people, 20.77%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (25 people, 19.23%)
  • Metastases To Bone (15 people, 11.54%)
  • Depression (13 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (51 people, 39.23%)
  • Ambien (41 people, 31.54%)
  • Diflucan (39 people, 30.00%)
  • Faslodex (37 people, 28.46%)
  • Zyrtec (32 people, 24.62%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Back Pain (51 people, 39.23%)
  • Chest Pain (48 people, 36.92%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (45 people, 34.62%)
  • Fall (44 people, 33.85%)
  • Pain (43 people, 33.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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