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Review: could Coumadin cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Coumadin, 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 72,161 people who have side effects while taking Coumadin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,698 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Coumadin

Coumadin (latest outcomes from 75,036 users) has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,379 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 71,836 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin. Among them, 1,698 people (2.36%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.34% of all the 504,729 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Coumadin reports

Time on Coumadin when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation53.57%21.43%7.14%0.00%14.29%3.57%0.00%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Coumadin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.14%0.07%1.11%2.16%11.69%20.88%63.95%

Severity of Constipation when taking Coumadin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (243 people, 14.31%)
  2. Osteoporosis (163 people, 9.60%)
  3. Pain (135 people, 7.95%)
  4. Metastases to bone (117 people, 6.89%)
  5. Atrial fibrillation (89 people, 5.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (580 people, 34.16%)
  2. Lasix (453 people, 26.68%)
  3. Aredia (428 people, 25.21%)
  4. Aspirin (419 people, 24.68%)
  5. Ambien (267 people, 15.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • I suffer from UC for 8 years, the past 2 years I have had many flare ups, so I am almost Steroid dependent, as they are the only thing that works. So to get off Steroids, i have tried Azathiopran (didn't work caused severe side-effects) then 6MP, (also failed due to lowering my WBC and caused me to become Neurtaphinic and i caught C-Diff), so I am now trying Methotrexate, but I got a blood clot on the lung (4 weeks ago). After I came out of hospital for a week, I was given Warfarin tablets (3 weeks ago) and ever since I've taken them, I have not passed ANY stools naturally. I went 8 days with no movement, so ended up using Microlex Enema to release some, which works, but I have been using them every day for the past 13 days as its the only thing that gets me 'going', only only some soft stools slide out (look normal and soft), so am I constipated or do I have a blockage, or are these drugs stopping me from having the "urge" to go. My belly is ever so bloated, tight and aches a little.
    I am only 10.5 stone and 36 years old, I have a swollen face too....
    I've only taken 3 doeses (one a week) of Methotrexate, so I think it is too early for any side affects of this drug to kick in yet (I began the Warfarin on the Friday and the Methotrexate on the Monday (3 weeks ago)...
    Help please?.... as all the consultants and doctors say is "Try enemas and water etc bla bla...." but I am now dependent on the Microlex enema to go...

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • sever sleep apnea, brain stem stroke, diabetes type 2, sciatica, hyperacidity,constipatio, bloating

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  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • Allergic/adverse reaction to bowel prep precipitated diagnoses for stroke, atrial fibrillation & renal insufficiency in less than 5 weeks.

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