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Review: could Robaxin cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Robaxin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Oxycontin, and have Pain.

We study 2,458 people who have side effects while taking Robaxin from FDA and social media. Among them, 117 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Robaxin

Robaxin (latest outcomes from 2,880 users) has active ingredients of methocarbamol. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,434 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 2,447 people reported to have side effects when taking Robaxin. Among them, 117 people (4.78%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.02% of all the 504,777 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Robaxin reports

Time on Robaxin when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Robaxin * :

FemaleMale
Constipation64.46%35.54%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Robaxin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.00%0.93%16.82%28.04%32.71%21.50%

Severity of Constipation when taking Robaxin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

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. Pain (28 people, 23.93%)
  2. Breast cancer (13 people, 11.11%)
  3. Metastases to bone (13 people, 11.11%)
  4. Bone disorder (9 people, 7.69%)
  5. Depression (8 people, 6.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycontin (39 people, 33.33%)
  2. Neurontin (36 people, 30.77%)
  3. Celebrex (31 people, 26.50%)
  4. Ambien (30 people, 25.64%)
  5. Protonix (30 people, 25.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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