Review: could Montelukast Sodium cause Constipation?


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Montelukast Sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Chantix, and have Smoking cessation therapy . We study 3,837 people who have side effects while taking Montelukast sodium 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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Montelukast Sodium

Montelukast sodium has active ingredients of montelukast sodium. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from Montelukast sodium 3,924 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, weakness, diarrhea, pneumonia (latest reports from 95,174 Constipation patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

3,837 people reported to have side effects when taking Montelukast Sodium.
Among them, 69 people (1.8%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Montelukast sodium cause Constipation?

Time on Montelukast Sodium when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 50 %
  • 10+ years: 25 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Montelukast Sodium *:

  • female: 89.47 %
  • male: 10.53 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Montelukast Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 2.38 %
  • 2-9: 2.38 %
  • 10-19: 2.38 %
  • 20-29: 2.38 %
  • 30-39: 9.52 %
  • 40-49: 26.19 %
  • 50-59: 23.81 %
  • 60+: 30.95 %

Severity if Constipation when taking Montelukast Sodium **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 75 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 25 %

How people recovered from Constipation **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (26 people, 37.68%)
  • Asthma (18 people, 26.09%)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (17 people, 24.64%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (14 people, 20.29%)
  • Hypertension (7 people, 10.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Chantix (28 people, 40.58%)
  • Ambien (20 people, 28.99%)
  • Synthroid (19 people, 27.54%)
  • Spiriva (19 people, 27.54%)
  • Zyrtec (17 people, 24.64%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (37 people, 53.62%)
  • Vomiting (21 people, 30.43%)
  • Pain (21 people, 30.43%)
  • Chest Pain (19 people, 27.54%)
  • Fall (17 people, 24.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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