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 < 1 month, also take medication Omeprazole, and have Pain . We study 10,329 people who have side effects while taking Paracetamol from FDA and social media. Among them, 128 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 11,455 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, drug ineffective, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 87,995 Constipation patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

10,329 people reported to have side effects when taking Paracetamol.
Among them, 128 people (1.24%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Paracetamol cause Constipation?

Time on Paracetamol when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 78.95 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.26 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.79 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Paracetamol *:

  • female: 58.2 %
  • male: 41.8 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Paracetamol *:

  • 0-1: 1.85 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 12.04 %
  • 20-29: 3.7 %
  • 30-39: 10.19 %
  • 40-49: 8.33 %
  • 50-59: 11.11 %
  • 60+: 51.85 %

Severity if Constipation when taking Paracetamol **:

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

How people recovered from Constipation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (36 people)
  • Constipation (22 people)
  • Prophylaxis (17 people)
  • Nausea (9 people)
  • Anticoagulant Therapy (9 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Omeprazole (31 people)
  • Dexamethasone (23 people)
  • Simvastatin (16 people)
  • Movicol (16 people)
  • Metoclopramide (16 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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