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 Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 13,173 people who have side effects while taking Levofloxacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 209 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. It is often used in pneumonia. (latest outcomes from Levofloxacin 13,294 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, pain, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 77,061 Constipation patients).

On Jul, 21, 2016

13,173 people reported to have side effects when taking Levofloxacin.
Among them, 209 people (1.59%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levofloxacin cause Constipation?

Time on Levofloxacin when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 84.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.62 %
  • 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 Levofloxacin *:

  • female: 55.61 %
  • male: 44.39 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Levofloxacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.12 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.69 %
  • 30-39: 10.67 %
  • 40-49: 8.43 %
  • 50-59: 16.85 %
  • 60+: 61.24 %

Severity if Constipation when taking Levofloxacin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Constipation **:

  • while on drug: 100 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (26 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (22 people)
  • Breast Cancer (11 people)
  • Hypertension (10 people)
  • Depression (9 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (60 people)
  • Prilosec (36 people)
  • Aredia (35 people)
  • Acetaminophen (35 people)
  • Celebrex (33 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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