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Review: could Doxycycline cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation is found among people who take Doxycycline, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression.

We study 12,069 people who have side effects while taking Doxycycline from FDA and social media. Among them, 318 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Doxycycline

Doxycycline has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from 13,690 Doxycycline users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,342 Constipation patients)

On Jan, 11, 2015: 12,059 people reported to have side effects when taking Doxycycline. Among them, 318 people (2.64%) 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
Constipation66.67%19.05%0.00%14.29%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Doxycycline * :

FemaleMale
Constipation62.69%37.31%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Doxycycline * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.40%0.00%3.61%8.03%7.23%22.89%23.69%34.14%

Severity of Constipation when taking Doxycycline ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%42.86%57.14%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation8.33%8.33%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (39 people, 12.26%)
  2. Hypertension (39 people, 12.26%)
  3. Breast cancer metastatic (29 people, 9.12%)
  4. Irritable bowel syndrome (28 people, 8.81%)
  5. Anxiety (28 people, 8.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (143 people, 44.97%)
  2. Lorazepam (143 people, 44.97%)
  3. Paxil (94 people, 29.56%)
  4. Aspirin (83 people, 26.10%)
  5. Ambien (79 people, 24.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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