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 32,467 people who have side effects while taking Paracetamol from FDA. Among them, 442 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 32,928 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,548 Constipation patients).

On Jan, 16, 2017

32,467 people reported to have side effects when taking Paracetamol.
Among them, 442 people (1.36%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Paracetamol cause Constipation?

Time on Paracetamol when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 81.4 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.95 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Paracetamol *:

  • female: 54.7 %
  • male: 45.3 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Paracetamol *:

  • 0-1: 0.52 %
  • 2-9: 1.03 %
  • 10-19: 4.39 %
  • 20-29: 3.88 %
  • 30-39: 8.01 %
  • 40-49: 6.98 %
  • 50-59: 14.21 %
  • 60+: 60.72 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (97 people, 21.95%)
  • Preventive Health Care (35 people, 7.92%)
  • High Blood Pressure (34 people, 7.69%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (31 people, 7.01%)
  • Nausea (28 people, 6.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Omeprazole (44 people, 9.95%)
  • Codeine (31 people, 7.01%)
  • Ondansetron (30 people, 6.79%)
  • Amlodipine (30 people, 6.79%)
  • Dexamethasone (28 people, 6.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Abdominal Pain (116 people, 26.24%)
  • Diarrhea (94 people, 21.27%)
  • Nausea (92 people, 20.81%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (73 people, 16.52%)
  • Fatigue (58 people, 13.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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