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Review: could Victoza cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Victoza, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

We study 12,073 people who have side effects while taking Victoza from FDA and social media. Among them, 404 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 12,083 people reported to have side effects when taking Victoza. Among them, 406 people (3.36%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.08% of all the 504,604 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Victoza reports

Time on Victoza when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation67.90%20.99%8.64%2.47%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Victoza * :

FemaleMale
Constipation71.02%28.98%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Victoza * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.00%1.06%3.72%6.91%22.87%65.43%

Severity of Constipation when taking Victoza ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%20.00%80.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%25.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (340 people, 83.74%)
  2. Hypertension (16 people, 3.94%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (14 people, 3.45%)
  4. Hypercholesterolaemia (8 people, 1.97%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (7 people, 1.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (39 people, 9.61%)
  2. Metformin hcl (28 people, 6.90%)
  3. Lipitor (25 people, 6.16%)
  4. Amaryl (18 people, 4.43%)
  5. Lisinopril (18 people, 4.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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