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Review: could Lactulose cause Constipation?

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

We study 13,988 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 has active ingredients of lactulose. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from 14,074 Lactulose users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,342 Constipation patients)

On Jan, 27, 2015: 13,988 people reported to have side effects when taking Lactulose. Among them, 946 people (6.76%) have Constipation.

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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    I never really recovered... The obstruction returned after 2 days and a portion of necrotic bowel was removed, then further fever and cellulitis then MRSA and deaths door.... Isolation in high dependency (intensive care) wound break down, ventilated and all related issues that come with that - chest infection, pneumonia, bed sores. Total time in hospital 8 months. Negative pressure dressing on laparotomy wound, colostomy, picc, 4 rounds of vancomycin, minor flirt with heart failure (just water related) an eventually everything healed. Had a large incisional hernia to repair and some corrective work to the horrific scarring but then the neuropathy started plus problems eating, spewing up after any solid food, more than a few forks, diarrhoea and sickness or constipation nausea and pain driving me mad, tried all manner of drugs, nerve blocks, physio, floating tank, acupuncture, opiates, non opiates, spinal cord stimulation, an now a consultant just had a 'eureka' moment and said were you treated with vancomycin when you had MRSA? If so I'm pretty sure you have chronic intestinal pseudo obstruction and is 90% sure but wants to take a muscle biopsy to be certain. I've had so much surgery and bad news in the last 10yrs I'm terrified of germs, hospital acquired bugs and anaesthetics, is there any other way? Or can I have this test done awake - conscious sedation? I had it before during spinal cord surgery so I know what's involved and it's better than GA as I know what's going on, who is doing what to me etc...
    Does anyone with a medical background know about this ailment/disease? Does it sound feasible that MRSA or it's treatment could have caused this? I was surgically debrided up to every other day when the vac pac/negative pressure machine and dressings were changed and the doctors told me I lost a great deal of tissue and had a lot of nerve damage due to the infection.
    Any patient perspectives on this illness would also be very much valued in helping me make a decision, moving forward. If all this is going to accomplish is to attach a label to the pain but not actually change anything, after fighting it for 10yrs now, avoiding hospital as much as I can, I really can't see the point of exploratory surgerys and biopsys now when it is known that I have this propensity towards adhesions and a new wound means a potentially new adhesion growth site.
    If it helps, the appendectomy happened when I was 10yrs old, the MRSA when I was 30 and I am now 40.
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  • Can my symptoms actually pinpoint a cause/condition? (1 answer)
    I would just like insight on this. I'm on pain management right now, but it's just to manage the pain. Every thing else has really been not taken serious by any physican it office I've been to. Is this normal stuff many woman go through? I'm just sick of feeling like this between the constant pain & the daily having to pluck hairs it's insane. I'm in fantastic shape(used to be double my weight & now I'm 100lbs), the best looking I've ever been with a incredibly good looking husband & a wonderful family. My issues seem to detour a lot of things & while I'm young I'd like to get this solved or some type of solution to even maintain myself, not looking for a miracle, but would really appreciate answers.

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