Review: could Paracetamol cause Constipation?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 4, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 878 people who take Paracetamol. Among them, 17 have Constipation. See who they are, when they have Constipation and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Paracetamol (latest outcomes from 1,123 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen. It is often used in pain, pain relief by acupuncture. Commonly reported side effects of Paracetamol include nausea aggravated, nausea, fatigue, overdose, headache.
Constipation (latest reports from 493,761 patients) has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Mar, 4, 2014: 878 people reported to have side effects when taking Paracetamol. Among them, 17 people (1.94%) have Constipation.
Time on Paracetamol when people have Constipation * :
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Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Paracetamol * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Paracetamol * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Paracetamol ** :
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How people recovered from Constipation ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (8 people, 47.06%)
- Myelodysplastic syndrome (3 people, 17.65%)
- Atrial fibrillation (2 people, 11.76%)
- Prostate cancer metastatic (2 people, 11.76%)
- Contraception (1 people, 5.88%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (10 people, 58.82%)
- Clonazepam (9 people, 52.94%)
- Lopressor (8 people, 47.06%)
- Celebrex (8 people, 47.06%)
- Dilaudid (8 people, 47.06%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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