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Review: could Penicillin cause Constipation?

We study 1,419 people who have side effects while taking Penicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 54 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Penicillin

Penicillin (latest outcomes from 1,793 users) has active ingredients of penicillin g potassium. It is often used in infection.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 509,271 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 1,419 people reported to have side effects when taking Penicillin. Among them, 54 people (3.81%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.01% of all the 509,178 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Penicillin reports

Time on Penicillin when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Penicillin * :

FemaleMale
Constipation42.59%57.41%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Penicillin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.00%6.45%3.23%6.45%83.87%0.00%

Severity of Constipation when taking Penicillin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%33.33%33.33%33.33%

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. Multiple myeloma (15 people, 27.78%)
  2. Hypertension (14 people, 25.93%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (14 people, 25.93%)
  4. Fatigue (14 people, 25.93%)
  5. Hypercalcaemia of malignancy (11 people, 20.37%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (43 people, 79.63%)
  2. Penicillin v potassium (43 people, 79.63%)
  3. Aspirin (33 people, 61.11%)
  4. Dexamethasone (33 people, 61.11%)
  5. Revlimid (31 people, 57.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • constipated for 7 days with no bowel movement.

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  • sweety on Aug, 5, 2014:

    I hve started taking pentids when i was of 8 years. Now it has been 16-17 years n m still taking it. I m having an improper growth with some dwarfness , weakness , ..also m v lean n thin . i sugest to the children who r taking this medicine to take calcium or vitamin d supplements for a normal body growth.

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    sonaliSamant on Nov, 11, 2010:

    i am using this medicine for my 4yrs son ,thirdtime earlier twice given in Nov 09 and july 10 and now in oct for 30 days course .still no side effects shown .but little worried if any in future ..can somebody comment on this ??

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