Could Penicillin cause Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Penicillin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Metastases to bone . We study 863 people who have side effects while taking Penicillin from FDA. Among them, 28 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Penicillin

Penicillin has active ingredients of penicillin g potassium. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Penicillin 2,504 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression (latest reports from 135,352 Constipation patients).

On Nov, 20, 2016

863 people reported to have side effects when taking Penicillin.
Among them, 28 people (3.24%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Penicillin cause Constipation?

Time on Penicillin when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Penicillin *:

  • female: 61.54 %
  • male: 38.46 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Penicillin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 19.05 %
  • 20-29: 9.52 %
  • 30-39: 19.05 %
  • 40-49: 23.81 %
  • 50-59: 14.29 %
  • 60+: 14.29 %

Severity of Constipation **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 25 %
  • severe: 25 %
  • most severe: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Metastases To Bone (4 people, 14.29%)
  • Sinusitis (3 people, 10.71%)
  • Preventive Health Care (3 people, 10.71%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (3 people, 10.71%)
  • Depression (3 people, 10.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (10 people, 35.71%)
  • Lasix (7 people, 25.00%)
  • Prednisone (5 people, 17.86%)
  • Oxycodone (5 people, 17.86%)
  • Aredia (5 people, 17.86%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diarrhea (13 people, 46.43%)
  • Joint Pain (11 people, 39.29%)
  • Weakness (10 people, 35.71%)
  • Pain (10 people, 35.71%)
  • Abdominal Pain (9 people, 32.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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