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Review: could Fenofibrate cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Fenofibrate, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 8,837 people who have side effects while taking Fenofibrate from FDA and social media. Among them, 135 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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On Apr, 16, 2014: 8,837 people reported to have side effects when taking Fenofibrate. Among them, 135 people (1.53%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.03% of all the 506,340 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Fenofibrate reports

Time on Fenofibrate when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation0.00%60.00%20.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Fenofibrate * :

FemaleMale
Constipation39.58%60.42%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Fenofibrate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.00%0.82%9.02%4.92%39.34%45.90%

Severity of Constipation when taking Fenofibrate ** :

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

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (27 people, 20.00%)
  2. Anxiety (21 people, 15.56%)
  3. Back pain (20 people, 14.81%)
  4. Restless legs syndrome (20 people, 14.81%)
  5. Thyroid disorder (19 people, 14.07%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (49 people, 36.30%)
  2. Restoril (43 people, 31.85%)
  3. Neurontin (40 people, 29.63%)
  4. Wellbutrin (38 people, 28.15%)
  5. Lisinopril (36 people, 26.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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