Review: could Diazepam cause Constipation?
Summary: Constipation could be caused by Diazepam, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.
We study 31,654 people who have side effects while taking Diazepam from FDA and social media. Among them, 755 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.
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Diazepam (latest outcomes from 32,874 users) has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.
Constipation (latest reports from 506,439 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 31,623 people reported to have side effects when taking Diazepam. Among them, 755 people (2.39%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.15% of all the 504,713 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.
Time on Diazepam when people have Constipation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Diazepam * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Diazepam * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Diazepam ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Constipation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (103 people, 13.64%)
- Schizophrenia (95 people, 12.58%)
- Pain (85 people, 11.26%)
- Urinary tract infection (64 people, 8.48%)
- Depression (62 people, 8.21%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (136 people, 18.01%)
- Folic acid (129 people, 17.09%)
- Furosemide (111 people, 14.70%)
- Lactulose (93 people, 12.32%)
- Lorazepam (92 people, 12.19%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Diazepam (diazepam) is often used for stress and anxiety. Find out below the conditions Diazepam is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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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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