Could Naproxen cause Diarrhea - from FDA reports


Summary

Diarrhea is found among people who take Naproxen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 27,201 people who have side effects while taking Naproxen from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,035 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Naproxen

Naproxen has active ingredients of naproxen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Naproxen 38,390 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,494 Diarrhea patients).

On Nov, 22, 2016

27,201 people reported to have side effects when taking Naproxen.
Among them, 1,035 people (3.81%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Naproxen cause Diarrhea?

Time on Naproxen when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 45.08 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.87 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.1 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.48 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.46 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.2 %
  • 10+ years: 0.82 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Naproxen *:

  • female: 69.86 %
  • male: 30.14 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Naproxen *:

  • 0-1: 0.12 %
  • 2-9: 0.23 %
  • 10-19: 3.37 %
  • 20-29: 6.62 %
  • 30-39: 8.94 %
  • 40-49: 15.91 %
  • 50-59: 24.27 %
  • 60+: 40.42 %

Severity of Diarrhea **:

  • least: 8.33 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 58.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (133 people, 12.85%)
  • Aspirin (131 people, 12.66%)
  • Ibuprofen (111 people, 10.72%)
  • Omeprazole (109 people, 10.53%)
  • Zometa (101 people, 9.76%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (80 people, 7.73%)
  • Osteoporosis (66 people, 6.38%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (348 people, 33.62%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (334 people, 32.27%)
  • Pain (246 people, 23.77%)
  • Fatigue (224 people, 21.64%)
  • Weakness (204 people, 19.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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