Review: could Doxycycline cause Constipation?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 11,815 people who take Doxycycline. Among them, 315 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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Doxycycline (latest outcomes from 13,538 users) has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne, rosacea. Commonly reported side effects of Doxycycline include pain exacerbated, pain, acupuncture and pain, nausea aggravated, nausea.
Constipation (latest reports from 493,975 patients) has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Mar, 6, 2014: 11,815 people reported to have side effects when taking Doxycycline. Among them, 315 people (2.67%) have Constipation.
Time on Doxycycline when people have Constipation * :
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Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Doxycycline * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Doxycycline * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Doxycycline ** :
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How people recovered from Constipation ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (39 people, 12.38%)
- Depression (39 people, 12.38%)
- Breast cancer metastatic (29 people, 9.21%)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (28 people, 8.89%)
- Anxiety (28 people, 8.89%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (143 people, 45.40%)
- Lorazepam (143 people, 45.40%)
- Paxil (94 people, 29.84%)
- Aspirin (83 people, 26.35%)
- Ambien (79 people, 25.08%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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