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Review: could Ibuprofen cause Constipation?

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

We study 58,026 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,174 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 61,642 Ibuprofen users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,475 Constipation patients)

On Mar, 13, 2015: 58,018 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 1,176 people (2.03%) have Constipation.

Trend of Constipation in Ibuprofen reports

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation53.25%20.78%1.30%1.30%3.90%18.18%1.30%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Ibuprofen * :

FemaleMale
Constipation61.26%38.74%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Ibuprofen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.99%3.17%13.18%9.12%18.24%23.19%32.11%

Severity of Constipation when taking Ibuprofen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation10.00%70.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation20.00%0.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (187 people, 15.90%)
  2. Depression (113 people, 9.61%)
  3. Hypertension (96 people, 8.16%)
  4. Metastases to bone (64 people, 5.44%)
  5. Phobia (56 people, 4.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (289 people, 24.57%)
  2. Aspirin (284 people, 24.15%)
  3. Ambien (166 people, 14.12%)
  4. Oxycontin (160 people, 13.61%)
  5. Acetaminophen (149 people, 12.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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