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Review: could Naproxen cause Diarrhea?

Summary: Diarrhea could be caused by Naproxen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Nexium, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 20,385 people who have side effects while taking Naproxen from FDA and social media. Among them, 877 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 20,296 people reported to have side effects when taking Naproxen. Among them, 738 people (3.64%) have Diarrhea. They amount to 0.07% of all the 1,088,309 people who have Diarrhea on eHealthMe.

Trend of Diarrhea in Naproxen reports

Time on Naproxen when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea50.49%24.27%5.83%8.74%1.94%8.74%0.00%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Naproxen * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea71.04%28.96%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Naproxen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.00%0.29%3.77%6.38%8.55%14.06%23.33%43.62%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Naproxen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea11.11%33.33%55.56%0.00%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea16.67%0.00%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (136 people, 18.43%)
  2. Pain (117 people, 15.85%)
  3. Osteoporosis (68 people, 9.21%)
  4. Hypertension (62 people, 8.40%)
  5. Arthritis (41 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Nexium (102 people, 13.82%)
  2. Aspirin (96 people, 13.01%)
  3. Prednisone (95 people, 12.87%)
  4. Atenolol (87 people, 11.79%)
  5. Acetaminophen (84 people, 11.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    The symptoms started when I began to take the meds..Symptoms started December 2012, and are still with me now in Oct 2013
    I have had bowel investigations ..all clear

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • Have been reluctant to leave house,
    The symptoms started when I began to take the meds..Symptoms started December 2012, and are still with me now in Oct 2012
    I have had bowel investigations ..all clear

    Reply

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