Could Levofloxacin cause Constipation - from FDA reports


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 Glucosamine, and have High blood pressure . We study 6,421 people who have side effects while taking Levofloxacin from FDA. Among them, 100 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 sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Levofloxacin 6,437 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,558 Constipation patients).

On Jan, 05, 2017

6,421 people reported to have side effects when taking Levofloxacin.
Among them, 100 people (1.56%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levofloxacin cause Constipation?

Time on Levofloxacin when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 85.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 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: 64.52 %
  • male: 35.48 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Levofloxacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.32 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 13.16 %
  • 40-49: 7.89 %
  • 50-59: 13.16 %
  • 60+: 64.47 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (18 people, 18.00%)
  • High Blood Pressure (18 people, 18.00%)
  • Insomnia (17 people, 17.00%)
  • Gastric Ulcer (13 people, 13.00%)
  • Preventive Health Care (12 people, 12.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Glucosamine (14 people, 14.00%)
  • Revlimid (12 people, 12.00%)
  • Morphine (12 people, 12.00%)
  • Amlodipine (12 people, 12.00%)
  • Quinapril (8 people, 8.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (22 people, 22.00%)
  • Hypotension (16 people, 16.00%)
  • Diarrhea (16 people, 16.00%)
  • Weakness (14 people, 14.00%)
  • Fatigue (14 people, 14.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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