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Review: could Montelukast cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Montelukast, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Chantix, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 3,014 people who have side effects while taking Montelukast from FDA and social media. Among them, 66 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Montelukast sodium

Montelukast sodium (latest outcomes from 3,125 users) has active ingredients of montelukast sodium. It is often used in asthma.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,440 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 3,014 people reported to have side effects when taking Montelukast sodium. Among them, 66 people (2.19%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.01% of all the 505,435 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Montelukast sodium reports

Time on Montelukast sodium when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Constipation94.74%5.26%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation2.56%0.00%2.56%2.56%10.26%23.08%28.21%30.77%

Severity of Constipation when taking Montelukast sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (29 people, 43.94%)
  2. Asthma (17 people, 25.76%)
  3. Irritable bowel syndrome (16 people, 24.24%)
  4. Breast cancer metastatic (14 people, 21.21%)
  5. Hypertension (10 people, 15.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Chantix (31 people, 46.97%)
  2. Synthroid (19 people, 28.79%)
  3. Ambien (19 people, 28.79%)
  4. Spiriva (18 people, 27.27%)
  5. Levothyroxine sodium (17 people, 25.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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