Could Ibuprofen cause Constipation - from FDA reports


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 91,020 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA. Among them, 1,698 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 Ibuprofen 96,239 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,558 Constipation patients).

On Dec, 26, 2016

91,020 people reported to have side effects when taking Ibuprofen.
Among them, 1,698 people (1.87%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ibuprofen cause Constipation?

Time on Ibuprofen when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 57.95 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.32 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.27 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.27 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.91 %
  • 10+ years: 1.14 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • female: 62.42 %
  • male: 37.58 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Ibuprofen *:

  • 0-1: 0.38 %
  • 2-9: 1.13 %
  • 10-19: 2.72 %
  • 20-29: 9.23 %
  • 30-39: 10.89 %
  • 40-49: 16.26 %
  • 50-59: 22.31 %
  • 60+: 36.99 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (255 people, 15.02%)
  • High Blood Pressure (136 people, 8.01%)
  • Depression (115 people, 6.77%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (83 people, 4.89%)
  • Metastases To Bone (76 people, 4.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (329 people, 19.38%)
  • Aspirin (232 people, 13.66%)
  • Ambien (187 people, 11.01%)
  • Oxycontin (180 people, 10.60%)
  • Xanax (165 people, 9.72%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (593 people, 34.92%)
  • Pain (504 people, 29.68%)
  • Fatigue (474 people, 27.92%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (443 people, 26.09%)
  • Diarrhea (374 people, 22.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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