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 Zometa, and have Pain . We study 60,791 people who have side effects while taking Tylenol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,938 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 53,038 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, pain, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 77,064 Constipation patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

60,791 people reported to have side effects when taking Tylenol.
Among them, 1,938 people (3.19%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tylenol cause Constipation?

Time on Tylenol when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 24 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 24 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4 %
  • 10+ years: 16 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Tylenol *:

  • female: 63.74 %
  • male: 36.26 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Tylenol *:

  • 0-1: 0.18 %
  • 2-9: 1.09 %
  • 10-19: 0.91 %
  • 20-29: 2.66 %
  • 30-39: 7.55 %
  • 40-49: 16.86 %
  • 50-59: 20.42 %
  • 60+: 50.21 %

Severity if Constipation when taking Tylenol **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 35.71 %
  • most severe: 14.29 %

How people recovered from Constipation **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (290 people)
  • Anxiety (100 people)
  • Hypertension (91 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (87 people)
  • Osteoporosis (83 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (355 people)
  • Ambien (271 people)
  • Vioxx (264 people)
  • Lasix (260 people)
  • Aspirin (242 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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