Review: could Penicillin cause Constipation?


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Penicillin, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Metastases to bone . We study 379 people who have side effects while taking Penicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 18 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 1,672 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

379 people reported to have side effects when taking Penicillin.
Among them, 18 people (4.75%) 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: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Penicillin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 28.57 %
  • 20-29: 14.29 %
  • 30-39: 28.57 %
  • 40-49: 21.43 %
  • 50-59: 7.14 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Constipation when taking Penicillin **:

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

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 *:

  • Metastases To Bone (4 people)
  • Depression (3 people)
  • Wound (2 people)
  • Peritonitis (2 people)
  • Anxiety (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (6 people)
  • Lasix (6 people)
  • Prednisone (4 people)
  • Oxycodone (4 people)
  • Advil (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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