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Review: could Doxycycline cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Doxycycline, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Hypertension.

We study 11,958 people who have side effects while taking Doxycycline from FDA and social media. Among them, 315 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Doxycycline

Doxycycline (latest outcomes from 13,568 users) has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,438 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 11,958 people reported to have side effects when taking Doxycycline. Among them, 315 people (2.63%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.06% of all the 506,184 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

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
Constipation72.22%11.11%0.00%16.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Doxycycline * :

FemaleMale
Constipation62.95%37.05%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Doxycycline * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.41%0.00%3.66%7.32%7.32%22.76%23.98%34.55%

Severity of Constipation when taking Doxycycline ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%45.45%54.55%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%11.11%88.89%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (39 people, 12.38%)
  2. Depression (39 people, 12.38%)
  3. Breast cancer metastatic (29 people, 9.21%)
  4. Irritable bowel syndrome (28 people, 8.89%)
  5. Anxiety (28 people, 8.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (143 people, 45.40%)
  2. Lorazepam (143 people, 45.40%)
  3. Paxil (94 people, 29.84%)
  4. Aspirin (83 people, 26.35%)
  5. Ambien (79 people, 25.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • 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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