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Review: could Levofloxacin cause Constipation?





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

We study 5,445 people who have side effects while taking Levofloxacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 69 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Levofloxacin

Levofloxacin has active ingredients of levofloxacin; sodium chloride. It is often used in pneumonia. (latest outcomes from Levofloxacin 5,539 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Constipation 80,049 patients)

On Dec, 12, 2014: 5,445 people reported to have side effects when taking Levofloxacin. Among them, 69 people (1.27%) have Constipation.

Trend of Constipation in Levofloxacin reports

Time on Levofloxacin when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation66.67%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Levofloxacin * :

FemaleMale
Constipation55.13%44.87%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Levofloxacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%9.68%11.29%11.29%67.74%

Severity of Constipation when taking Levofloxacin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (15 people, 21.74%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (11 people, 15.94%)
  3. Renal cell carcinoma (7 people, 10.14%)
  4. Breast cancer (2 people, 2.90%)
  5. Pain (2 people, 2.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fluconazole (24 people, 34.78%)
  2. Paxil (23 people, 33.33%)
  3. Gabapentin (23 people, 33.33%)
  4. Lorazepam (21 people, 30.43%)
  5. Metronidazole (17 people, 24.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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