Review: could Curcumin cause Constipation?


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Curcumin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Dexamethasone., and have Plasma cell myeloma . We study 303 people who have side effects while taking Curcumin from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Curcumin

Curcumin has active ingredients of turmeric. It is often used in inflammation. (latest outcomes from Curcumin 436 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, pain, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 130,437 Constipation patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

303 people reported to have side effects when taking Curcumin.
Among them, 15 people (4.95%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Curcumin cause Constipation?

Time on Curcumin when people have Constipation *:

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

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Curcumin *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Curcumin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 22.22 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 44.44 %

Severity if Constipation when taking Curcumin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Constipation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 50 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Plasma Cell Myeloma (3 people, 20.00%)
  • Pancreatic Carcinoma (2 people, 13.33%)
  • Gangrene (2 people, 13.33%)
  • Constipation (2 people, 13.33%)
  • Cellulitis (2 people, 13.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Miralax (4 people, 26.67%)
  • Magnesium (4 people, 26.67%)
  • Dexamethasone. (4 people, 26.67%)
  • Oxycodone (3 people, 20.00%)
  • Avastin (3 people, 20.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (7 people, 46.67%)
  • Diarrhoea (7 people, 46.67%)
  • Off Label Use (5 people, 33.33%)
  • Nausea (5 people, 33.33%)
  • Abdominal Discomfort (4 people, 26.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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