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Review: could Spironolactone cause Constipation?

We study 25,329 people who have side effects while taking Spironolactone from FDA and social media. Among them, 530 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Spironolactone

Spironolactone (latest outcomes from 26,395 users) has active ingredients of spironolactone. It is often used in acne.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 509,285 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 25,322 people reported to have side effects when taking Spironolactone. Among them, 532 people (2.10%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.10% of all the 510,355 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Spironolactone reports

Time on Spironolactone when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation41.94%25.81%9.68%12.90%6.45%3.23%0.00%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Spironolactone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation1.06%0.42%0.00%1.06%2.33%14.83%18.22%62.08%

Severity of Constipation when taking Spironolactone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%28.57%57.14%14.29%

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. Cardiac disorder (50 people, 9.40%)
  2. Muscle spasms (35 people, 6.58%)
  3. Hypertension (34 people, 6.39%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (32 people, 6.02%)
  5. Obesity (30 people, 5.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Furosemide (236 people, 44.36%)
  2. Aspirin (206 people, 38.72%)
  3. Lasix (129 people, 24.25%)
  4. Lisinopril (118 people, 22.18%)
  5. Omeprazole (104 people, 19.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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