Review: could Magnesium Sulfate cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome?


Irritable bowel syndrome is found among people who take Magnesium Sulfate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Ambien, and have Emphysema . We study 6,926 people who have side effects while taking Magnesium sulfate from FDA and social media. Among them, 21 have Irritable bowel syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Irritable bowel syndrome and more.

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Magnesium Sulfate

Magnesium sulfate has active ingredients of magnesium sulfate. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from Magnesium sulfate 7,107 users)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, constipation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue (latest reports from 15,024 Irritable bowel syndrome patients).

On Jul, 25, 2016

6,926 people reported to have side effects when taking Magnesium Sulfate.
Among them, 21 people (0.3%) have Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Magnesium sulfate cause Irritable bowel syndrome?

Time on Magnesium Sulfate when people have Irritable Bowel Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 100 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome when taking Magnesium Sulfate *:

  • female: 95.24 %
  • male: 4.76 %

Age of people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome when taking Magnesium Sulfate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 5 %
  • 40-49: 25 %
  • 50-59: 15 %
  • 60+: 55 %

Severity if Irritable Bowel Syndrome when taking Magnesium Sulfate **:

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

How people recovered from Irritable Bowel Syndrome **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Emphysema (5 people)
  • Hypertension (4 people)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (4 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (3 people)
  • Osteoporosis (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (9 people)
  • Xanax (8 people)
  • Vicodin (7 people)
  • Protonix (6 people)
  • Lasix (6 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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