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 148 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 has active ingredients of turmeric. It is often used in inflammation. (latest outcomes from 183 Turmeric users)
Loose bowel movements
Loose bowel movements (weak bowel movement) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 139,378 Loose bowel movements patients)
On Apr, 27, 2015: 147 people reported to have side effects when taking Turmeric. Among them, 21 people (14.29%) have Loose Bowel Movements.
Time on Turmeric when people have Loose bowel movements * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Loose bowel movements||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Loose bowel movements when taking Turmeric * :
|Loose bowel movements||68.42%||31.58% |
Age of people who have Loose bowel movements when taking Turmeric * :
|Loose bowel movements||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||47.37%||52.63% |
Severity of Loose bowel movements when taking Turmeric ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Loose bowel movements||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Loose bowel movements ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Loose bowel movements||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Metastases to bone (7 people, 33.33%)
- Malignant melanoma (5 people, 23.81%)
- Breast cancer (3 people, 14.29%)
- Multiple myeloma (1 people, 4.76%)
- Preventive health care (1 people, 4.76%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Fish oil (13 people, 61.90%)
- Aspirin (10 people, 47.62%)
- Zometa (10 people, 47.62%)
- Vitamin d (9 people, 42.86%)
- Zoloft (9 people, 42.86%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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