Could Paracetamol cause Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Paracetamol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Omeprazole, and have Pain . We study 27,046 people who have side effects while taking Paracetamol from FDA. Among them, 347 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 Paracetamol 32,908 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression (latest reports from 135,346 Constipation patients).

On Nov, 29, 2016

27,046 people reported to have side effects when taking Paracetamol.
Among them, 347 people (1.28%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Paracetamol cause Constipation?

Time on Paracetamol when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 75.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.22 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.89 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Paracetamol *:

  • female: 55.27 %
  • male: 44.73 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Paracetamol *:

  • 0-1: 0.67 %
  • 2-9: 0.67 %
  • 10-19: 5.02 %
  • 20-29: 4.68 %
  • 30-39: 9.03 %
  • 40-49: 6.35 %
  • 50-59: 15.05 %
  • 60+: 58.19 %

Severity of Constipation **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 25 %
  • severe: 75 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Omeprazole (43 people, 12.39%)
  • Codeine (30 people, 8.65%)
  • Amlodipine (27 people, 7.78%)
  • Ondansetron (23 people, 6.63%)
  • Dexamethasone (23 people, 6.63%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Preventive Health Care (32 people, 9.22%)
  • High Blood Pressure (26 people, 7.49%)
  • Nausea (24 people, 6.92%)
  • Analgesic Therapy (21 people, 6.05%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (18 people, 5.19%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Abdominal Pain (95 people, 27.38%)
  • Nausea (72 people, 20.75%)
  • Diarrhea (70 people, 20.17%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (60 people, 17.29%)
  • Appetite - Decreased (43 people, 12.39%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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