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Review: could Levofloxacin cause Constipation?

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

We study 5,417 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 (latest outcomes from 5,507 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin; sodium chloride. It is often used in pneumonia.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,378 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 5,423 people reported to have side effects when taking Levofloxacin. Among them, 69 people (1.27%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.01% of all the 504,791 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

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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  • has IBS - with diarrhea and constipation with severe stomach pains

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  • From this study (7 days ago):

  • I have stopped using this drug as it has cause me a lot of problems as stated above and the Pharmaceutical drug company knew about my effects they just don't care or they would make better drugs with less side effects idiot scientist.

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