Review: could Fenofibrate cause Constipation?


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 Blood cholesterol increased . We study 10,359 people who have side effects while taking Fenofibrate from FDA and social media. 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 hyperlipidaemia. (latest outcomes from Fenofibrate 14,649 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, drug ineffective, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 130,437 Constipation patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

10,359 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 if Constipation when taking Fenofibrate **:

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

How people recovered from Constipation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (30 people, 16.76%)
  • Depression (20 people, 11.17%)
  • Hypertension (19 people, 10.61%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (18 people, 10.06%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (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 *:

  • Pain (61 people, 34.08%)
  • Fatigue (58 people, 32.40%)
  • Insomnia (51 people, 28.49%)
  • Weight Decreased (46 people, 25.70%)
  • Anxiety (46 people, 25.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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