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 Constipation . We study 15,610 people who have side effects while taking Lactulose from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,013 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 19,927 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, drug ineffective, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 130,437 Constipation patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

15,610 people reported to have side effects when taking Lactulose.
Among them, 1,013 people (6.49%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lactulose cause Constipation?

Time on Lactulose when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 72.73 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.27 %
  • 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: 54.43 %
  • male: 45.57 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Lactulose *:

  • 0-1: 0.35 %
  • 2-9: 0.93 %
  • 10-19: 1.75 %
  • 20-29: 2.22 %
  • 30-39: 12.15 %
  • 40-49: 13.55 %
  • 50-59: 19.28 %
  • 60+: 49.77 %

Severity if Constipation when taking Lactulose **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Constipation (142 people, 14.02%)
  • Pain (141 people, 13.92%)
  • Schizophrenia (102 people, 10.07%)
  • Hypertension (77 people, 7.60%)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (69 people, 6.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycontin (174 people, 17.18%)
  • Furosemide (169 people, 16.68%)
  • Omeprazole (135 people, 13.33%)
  • Aspirin (135 people, 13.33%)
  • Folic Acid (131 people, 12.93%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (236 people, 23.30%)
  • Pain (212 people, 20.93%)
  • Anxiety (201 people, 19.84%)
  • Pyrexia (198 people, 19.55%)
  • Abdominal Pain (194 people, 19.15%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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