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Review: could Curcumin cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Curcumin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Rosuvastatin calcium, and have Depression.

We study 63 people who have side effects while taking Curcumin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 62 people reported to have side effects when taking Curcumin. Among them, 2 people (3.23%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.00% of all the 505,409 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Curcumin reports

Time on Curcumin when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Curcumin * :

FemaleMale
Constipation50.00%50.00%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Curcumin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

Severity of Constipation when taking Curcumin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Hypertension (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Hashimoto's thyroiditis (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Gerd (1 people, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Rosuvastatin calcium (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Omeprazole+sodiumbicar (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Fioricet (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Omeprazole (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Zolpidem tartrate (1 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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