Vitamin e and Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Vitamin E, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Synthroid, and have Osteoporosis . We study 23,162 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin e from FDA. Among them, 707 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Vitamin E

Vitamin e has active ingredients of tocopherols and tocotrienols. It is often used in vitamin supplementation. (latest outcomes from Vitamin e 23,616 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,620 Constipation patients).

On Feb, 21, 2017

23,162 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin E.
Among them, 707 people (3.05%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin e cause Constipation?

Time on Vitamin E when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25 %
  • 10+ years: 50 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Vitamin E *:

  • female: 67.81 %
  • male: 32.19 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Vitamin E *:

  • 0-1: 0.36 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.24 %
  • 20-29: 0.89 %
  • 30-39: 3.02 %
  • 40-49: 9.59 %
  • 50-59: 15.28 %
  • 60+: 69.63 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (58 people, 8.20%)
  • Type Iia Hyperlipidaemia (34 people, 4.81%)
  • Pain (32 people, 4.53%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (30 people, 4.24%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (29 people, 4.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (81 people, 11.46%)
  • Vitamin C (74 people, 10.47%)
  • Lipitor (74 people, 10.47%)
  • Aspirin (68 people, 9.62%)
  • Vitamin D (65 people, 9.19%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (153 people, 21.64%)
  • Nausea (146 people, 20.65%)
  • Weakness (103 people, 14.57%)
  • Weight Decreased (94 people, 13.30%)
  • Diarrhea (84 people, 11.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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