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Review: could Paracetamol cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation is found among people who take Paracetamol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 1,139 people who have side effects while taking Paracetamol from FDA and social media. Among them, 19 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Paracetamol

Paracetamol has active ingredients of acetaminophen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 1,232 Paracetamol users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,512 Constipation patients)

On Apr, 11, 2015: 1,139 people reported to have side effects when taking Paracetamol. Among them, 19 people (1.67%) have Constipation.

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
Constipation25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%75.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Paracetamol * :

FemaleMale
Constipation72.73%27.27%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Paracetamol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%4.55%4.55%22.73%27.27%4.55%36.36%

Severity of Constipation when taking Paracetamol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%25.00%75.00%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, 42.11%)
  2. Myelodysplastic syndrome (3 people, 15.79%)
  3. Atrial fibrillation (2 people, 10.53%)
  4. Prostate cancer metastatic (2 people, 10.53%)
  5. Constipation (1 people, 5.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (10 people, 52.63%)
  2. Morphine (9 people, 47.37%)
  3. Clonazepam (9 people, 47.37%)
  4. Celebrex (8 people, 42.11%)
  5. Dilaudid (8 people, 42.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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