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Review: could Levofloxacin cause Constipation?

We study 5,437 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 5,529 users) has active ingredients of levofloxacin; sodium chloride. It is often used in sinusitis.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 509,257 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 5,433 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 510,338 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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