Could Fenofibrate cause Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Fenofibrate, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Simvastatin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 10,366 people who have side effects while taking Fenofibrate from FDA. Among them, 179 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Fenofibrate

Fenofibrate has active ingredients of fenofibrate. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Fenofibrate 15,369 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, multiple myeloma, depression (latest reports from 135,352 Constipation patients).

On Nov, 23, 2016

10,366 people reported to have side effects when taking Fenofibrate.
Among them, 179 people (1.73%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fenofibrate cause Constipation?

Time on Fenofibrate when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 68.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.55 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Fenofibrate *:

  • female: 34.86 %
  • male: 65.14 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Fenofibrate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.67 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.67 %
  • 30-39: 6.04 %
  • 40-49: 6.71 %
  • 50-59: 32.89 %
  • 60+: 53.02 %

Severity of Constipation **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (68 people, 37.99%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (21 people, 11.73%)
  • Depression (20 people, 11.17%)
  • High Blood Pressure (19 people, 10.61%)
  • Diabetes (16 people, 8.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Simvastatin (43 people, 24.02%)
  • Lipitor (40 people, 22.35%)
  • Aspirin (38 people, 21.23%)
  • Restoril (36 people, 20.11%)
  • Ativan (35 people, 19.55%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (70 people, 39.11%)
  • Pain (61 people, 34.08%)
  • Weakness (58 people, 32.40%)
  • Insomnia (51 people, 28.49%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (49 people, 27.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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