Could Diazepam cause Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Diazepam, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Folic Acid, and have High blood pressure . We study 37,967 people who have side effects while taking Diazepam from FDA. Among them, 816 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Diazepam

Diazepam has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Diazepam 50,122 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression (latest reports from 135,352 Constipation patients).

On Nov, 21, 2016

37,967 people reported to have side effects when taking Diazepam.
Among them, 816 people (2.15%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Diazepam cause Constipation?

Time on Diazepam when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 27.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.0 %
  • 10+ years: 2.5 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Diazepam *:

  • female: 67.3 %
  • male: 32.7 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Diazepam *:

  • 0-1: 0.72 %
  • 2-9: 1.01 %
  • 10-19: 1.59 %
  • 20-29: 2.89 %
  • 30-39: 19.83 %
  • 40-49: 22.43 %
  • 50-59: 15.48 %
  • 60+: 36.03 %

Severity of Constipation **:

  • least: 9.09 %
  • moderate: 54.55 %
  • severe: 36.36 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (143 people, 17.52%)
  • Furosemide (127 people, 15.56%)
  • Aspirin (116 people, 14.22%)
  • Lactulose (96 people, 11.76%)
  • Lansoprazole (90 people, 11.03%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (108 people, 13.24%)
  • Schizophrenia (97 people, 11.89%)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (69 people, 8.46%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Fatigue (239 people, 29.29%)
  • Nausea (201 people, 24.63%)
  • Dizziness (185 people, 22.67%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (182 people, 22.30%)
  • Weakness (177 people, 21.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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