Review: could Tylenol cause Constipation?


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Tylenol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lasix, and have Pain . We study 67,348 people who have side effects while taking Tylenol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,974 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Tylenol

Tylenol has active ingredients of acetaminophen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Tylenol 84,706 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression (latest reports from 135,346 Constipation patients).

On Nov, 23, 2016

67,348 people reported to have side effects when taking Tylenol.
Among them, 1,974 people (2.93%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tylenol cause Constipation?

Time on Tylenol when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 26.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.04 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.04 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 22.45 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.04 %
  • 10+ years: 16.33 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Tylenol *:

  • female: 65.53 %
  • male: 34.47 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Tylenol *:

  • 0-1: 0.25 %
  • 2-9: 1.02 %
  • 10-19: 1.65 %
  • 20-29: 2.92 %
  • 30-39: 5.53 %
  • 40-49: 17.09 %
  • 50-59: 16.96 %
  • 60+: 54.51 %

Severity of Constipation **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 54.55 %
  • severe: 27.27 %
  • most severe: 18.18 %

How people recovered from Constipation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (254 people, 12.87%)
  • Zometa (243 people, 12.31%)
  • Vioxx (222 people, 11.25%)
  • Zofran (206 people, 10.44%)
  • Benadryl (204 people, 10.33%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Tylenol, learn more)

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Multiple Myeloma (118 people, 5.98%)
  • High Blood Pressure (104 people, 5.27%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (663 people, 33.59%)
  • Fatigue (650 people, 32.93%)
  • Weakness (498 people, 25.23%)
  • Pain (498 people, 25.23%)
  • Diarrhea (434 people, 21.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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