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Review: could Spironolactone cause Constipation?





Summary: Constipation is found among people who take Spironolactone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Furosemide, and have Cardiac disorder.

We study 25,351 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 has active ingredients of spironolactone. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from Spironolactone 26,426 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Constipation 80,049 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 25,351 people reported to have side effects when taking Spironolactone. Among them, 532 people (2.10%) have Constipation.

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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