Review: could Coumadin cause Constipation?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 68,272 people who take Coumadin. Among them, 1,698 have Constipation. See who they are, when they have Constipation and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Coumadin (latest outcomes from 75,018 users) has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots, atrial fibrillation/flutter. Commonly reported side effects of Coumadin include international normalised ratio increased, dyspnoea exacerbated, breathing difficulty, weakness, nausea.
Constipation (latest reports from 493,899 patients) has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Feb, 18, 2014: 68,263 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin. Among them, 1,625 people (2.38%) have Constipation.
Time on Coumadin when people have Constipation * :
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Age of people who have Constipation when taking Coumadin * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Coumadin ** :
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How people recovered from Constipation ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (238 people, 14.65%)
- Osteoporosis (157 people, 9.66%)
- Pain (133 people, 8.18%)
- Metastases to bone (113 people, 6.95%)
- Atrial fibrillation (88 people, 5.42%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (556 people, 34.22%)
- Lasix (441 people, 27.14%)
- Aredia (413 people, 25.42%)
- Aspirin (406 people, 24.98%)
- Ambien (258 people, 15.88%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (5 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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