Review: could Diazepam cause Constipation?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 26, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 31,599 people who take Diazepam. Among them, 678 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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Diazepam (latest outcomes from 32,855 users) has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Diazepam include stress and anxiety, nausea, fatigue, anxiety aggravated, completed suicide.
Constipation (latest reports from 492,676 patients) has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 30,318 people reported to have side effects when taking Diazepam. Among them, 678 people (2.24%) have Constipation.
Time on Diazepam when people have Constipation * :
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Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Diazepam * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Diazepam * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Diazepam ** :
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How people recovered from Constipation ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (84 people, 12.39%)
- Hypertension (83 people, 12.24%)
- Schizophrenia (68 people, 10.03%)
- Depression (60 people, 8.85%)
- Anxiety (48 people, 7.08%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (129 people, 19.03%)
- Folic acid (101 people, 14.90%)
- Lorazepam (91 people, 13.42%)
- Furosemide (88 people, 12.98%)
- Ambien (83 people, 12.24%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (1 year ago):
I was told by all my doctors after major surgery(while I was using pain medications and my regular medications like phenobarbital and valium for epilepsy) to take Miralax three times a day. I am a very small person but have always had problems with constipation but since taking Miralax I can not walk nor put on apair of shoes because I am suffering from extreme swelling and edema in my lower legs,ankles and feet. I am stopping it immediately and will never use this dangerous medicine again. My Mother is supposed to use it before her surgery for bowel prep; but, I willl not let her use Miralax ever.
From this study (2 years ago):
I am also taking tramodol 3 times a day and naproxen twice a day; and amitriptvline once at night-to help with any nerve twitches and stop stiffness and worse pain when awaking/getting up in the morning. Of course one of the side effects of all these cause constipated, i just want to know if taking a constipation tablet-well bisacodyl, will help me go to the toilet normally without giving me bad diarreah.
From this study (3 years ago):
I take Keppra for recently diagnosed seizures and its side effects list is about the same as my MS symptoms list. Very confusing.
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