Review: could Probiotic cause Frequent Bowel Movements?


Frequent bowel movements is found among people who take Probiotic, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Humira, and have Crohn's disease . We study 1,242 people who have side effects while taking Probiotic from FDA and social media. Among them, 113 have Frequent bowel movements. Find out below who they are, when they have Frequent bowel movements and more.

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Probiotic has active ingredients of bacillus coagulans. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from Probiotic 1,855 users)

Frequent Bowel Movements

Frequent bowel movements has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, constipation, abdominal pain, dehydration (latest reports from 175,062 Frequent bowel movements patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

1,242 people reported to have side effects when taking Probiotic.
Among them, 113 people (9.1%) have Frequent Bowel Movements

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Probiotic cause Frequent bowel movements?

Time on Probiotic when people have Frequent Bowel Movements *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Frequent Bowel Movements when taking Probiotic *:

  • female: 74.11 %
  • male: 25.89 %

Age of people who have Frequent Bowel Movements when taking Probiotic *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.05 %
  • 20-29: 2.11 %
  • 30-39: 11.58 %
  • 40-49: 15.79 %
  • 50-59: 23.16 %
  • 60+: 46.32 %

Severity if Frequent Bowel Movements when taking Probiotic **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Frequent Bowel Movements **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (31 people)
  • Diarrhoea (11 people)
  • Vitamin Supplementation (9 people)
  • Pain (9 people)
  • Colitis Ulcerative (9 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (40 people)
  • Vitamin D (17 people)
  • Prednisone (15 people)
  • Omeprazole (14 people)
  • Aspirin (13 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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