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Review: could Lactulose cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Lactulose, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Oxycontin, and have Pain.

We study 13,977 people who have side effects while taking Lactulose from FDA and social media. Among them, 946 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Lactulose

Lactulose (latest outcomes from 14,062 users) has active ingredients of lactulose. It is often used in constipation.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,434 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 13,972 people reported to have side effects when taking Lactulose. Among them, 946 people (6.77%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.19% of all the 504,712 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Lactulose reports

Time on Lactulose when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation69.09%30.91%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Lactulose * :

FemaleMale
Constipation54.79%45.21%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Lactulose * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.35%1.06%1.76%2.11%13.73%14.44%18.43%48.12%

Severity of Constipation when taking Lactulose ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%33.33%0.00%66.67%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (134 people, 14.16%)
  2. Constipation (129 people, 13.64%)
  3. Schizophrenia (87 people, 9.20%)
  4. Hypertension (72 people, 7.61%)
  5. Urinary tract infection (72 people, 7.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycontin (172 people, 18.18%)
  2. Furosemide (159 people, 16.81%)
  3. Aspirin (158 people, 16.70%)
  4. Omeprazole (135 people, 14.27%)
  5. Folic acid (131 people, 13.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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