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Review: could Paracetamol cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Paracetamol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 1,081 people who have side effects while taking Paracetamol from FDA and social media. Among them, 17 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Paracetamol

Paracetamol (latest outcomes from 1,135 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen. It is often used in pain, acupuncture and pain. Commonly reported side effects of Paracetamol include nausea, nausea aggravated, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, headache.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,392 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 1,081 people reported to have side effects when taking Paracetamol. Among them, 17 people (1.57%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.00% of all the 506,112 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Paracetamol reports

Time on Paracetamol when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Paracetamol * :

FemaleMale
Constipation70.00%30.00%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Paracetamol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%5.00%0.00%25.00%25.00%5.00%40.00%

Severity of Constipation when taking Paracetamol ** :

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

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (8 people, 47.06%)
  2. Myelodysplastic syndrome (3 people, 17.65%)
  3. Atrial fibrillation (2 people, 11.76%)
  4. Prostate cancer metastatic (2 people, 11.76%)
  5. Contraception (1 people, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (10 people, 58.82%)
  2. Clonazepam (9 people, 52.94%)
  3. Lopressor (8 people, 47.06%)
  4. Celebrex (8 people, 47.06%)
  5. Dilaudid (8 people, 47.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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