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Review: could Doxycycline cause Constipation?

We study 12,027 people who have side effects while taking Doxycycline from FDA and social media. Among them, 316 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Doxycycline

Doxycycline (latest outcomes from 13,640 users) has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 512,316 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Sep, 13, 2014: 12,027 people reported to have side effects when taking Doxycycline. Among them, 316 people (2.63%) have Constipation.

Trend of Constipation in Doxycycline reports

Time on Doxycycline when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation68.42%15.79%0.00%15.79%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Doxycycline * :

FemaleMale
Constipation62.76%37.24%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Doxycycline * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.40%0.00%3.64%7.69%7.29%22.67%23.89%34.41%

Severity of Constipation when taking Doxycycline ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%10.00%90.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (39 people, 12.34%)
  2. Depression (39 people, 12.34%)
  3. Breast cancer metastatic (29 people, 9.18%)
  4. Anxiety (28 people, 8.86%)
  5. Irritable bowel syndrome (28 people, 8.86%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (143 people, 45.25%)
  2. Lorazepam (143 people, 45.25%)
  3. Paxil (94 people, 29.75%)
  4. Aspirin (83 people, 26.27%)
  5. Ambien (79 people, 25.00%)

* 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 eat healthly, drink lots of water, walk everywhere and the only thing that's changed is taking doxycycline to prevent malaria. I have had severe constipation for three days and it hasn't gone yet, I've taken laxatives and yet the issue remains

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I was on doxycycline for about 4 months in 2010 I noticed that's when my constipation problem started, I haven't recovered since.

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