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Review: could Turmeric cause Loose bowel movements (Diarrhea)?





Summary: Loose bowel movements is found among people who take Turmeric, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Fish oil, and have Metastases to bone.

We study 142 people who have side effects while taking Turmeric from FDA and social media. Among them, 21 have Loose bowel movements. Find out below who they are, when they have Loose bowel movements and more.

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Turmeric

Turmeric has active ingredients of turmeric. It is often used in inflammation. (latest outcomes from Turmeric 175 users)

Loose bowel movements

Loose bowel movements (weak bowel movement) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.(latest reports from Loose bowel movements 137,983 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 141 people reported to have side effects when taking Turmeric. Among them, 21 people (14.89%) have Loose Bowel Movements.

Trend of Loose bowel movements in Turmeric reports

Time on Turmeric when people have Loose bowel movements * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loose bowel movements0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Loose bowel movements when taking Turmeric * :

FemaleMale
Loose bowel movements68.42%31.58%

Age of people who have Loose bowel movements when taking Turmeric * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loose bowel movements0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%47.37%52.63%

Severity of Loose bowel movements when taking Turmeric ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loose bowel movements0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Loose bowel movements ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loose bowel movements0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Metastases to bone (7 people, 33.33%)
  2. Malignant melanoma (5 people, 23.81%)
  3. Breast cancer (3 people, 14.29%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (1 people, 4.76%)
  5. Preventive health care (1 people, 4.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fish oil (13 people, 61.90%)
  2. Aspirin (10 people, 47.62%)
  3. Zometa (10 people, 47.62%)
  4. Vitamin d (9 people, 42.86%)
  5. Zoloft (9 people, 42.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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