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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 58,038 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,176 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 61,663 Ibuprofen users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,512 Constipation patients)

On May, 12, 2015: 58,038 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen. Among them, 1,178 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
Constipation51.90%20.25%1.27%2.53%3.80%17.72%2.53%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Ibuprofen * :

FemaleMale
Constipation61.32%38.68%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Ibuprofen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.99%3.17%13.16%9.10%18.40%23.15%32.05%

Severity of Constipation when taking Ibuprofen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation8.33%66.67%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation14.29%0.00%85.71%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (187 people, 15.87%)
  2. Depression (114 people, 9.68%)
  3. Hypertension (96 people, 8.15%)
  4. Metastases to bone (64 people, 5.43%)
  5. Phobia (56 people, 4.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (289 people, 24.53%)
  2. Aspirin (284 people, 24.11%)
  3. Ambien (166 people, 14.09%)
  4. Oxycontin (160 people, 13.58%)
  5. Acetaminophen (149 people, 12.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • Constant severe bouts of Cyclic Vomiting leave me confused, hostile, underweight, depressed and anxious. No meds seem to help... Exhausted and uncertain about the future.

    Reply

    Harmony2 on Sep, 26, 2014:

    My daughter experience the same set of symptoms every time she has an attack. We have found some things that would help, many things to avoid, and some things that are triggers. Contact us with any questions you have and we will do our best to help you.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • diagnoised 1996, surgery + carboplatin/taxol(12)
    1997 - second look surgery, high dose chemo (cisplatin,cytoxin,thiotepa) -stemcell rescue,
    recurrance 2001- taxol + stint in ureter
    recurrance 2003 carboplatin(6) + telcyta(9) - clinical trial stable then tumor began growing
    2005 stable as managed with Lupron, Femora
    2008 tumor began growing - sugery + Doxil(24)
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