Could Lactulose cause Constipation - from FDA reports


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 20,392 people who have side effects while taking Lactulose from FDA. Among them, 1,248 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 Lactulose 20,584 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,548 Constipation patients).

On Dec, 27, 2016

20,392 people reported to have side effects when taking Lactulose.
Among them, 1,248 people (6.12%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lactulose cause Constipation?

Time on Lactulose when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 71.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Lactulose *:

  • female: 54.57 %
  • male: 45.43 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Lactulose *:

  • 0-1: 0.19 %
  • 2-9: 0.87 %
  • 10-19: 1.26 %
  • 20-29: 2.32 %
  • 30-39: 10.65 %
  • 40-49: 13.46 %
  • 50-59: 18.78 %
  • 60+: 52.47 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (191 people, 15.30%)
  • Schizophrenia (116 people, 9.29%)
  • High Blood Pressure (106 people, 8.49%)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (81 people, 6.49%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (79 people, 6.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycontin (183 people, 14.66%)
  • Furosemide (170 people, 13.62%)
  • Colace (138 people, 11.06%)
  • Omeprazole (137 people, 10.98%)
  • Aspirin (135 people, 10.82%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (291 people, 23.32%)
  • Abdominal Pain (233 people, 18.67%)
  • Pain (230 people, 18.43%)
  • Fever (210 people, 16.83%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (209 people, 16.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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