Review: could Vitamin E cause Constipation?


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 Aspirin, and have Osteoporosis . We study 18,480 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin e from FDA and social media. Among them, 550 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 17,968 users)


Constipation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, weakness, diarrhea, pneumonia (latest reports from 95,174 Constipation patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

18,480 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin E.
Among them, 550 people (2.98%) 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: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20 %
  • 10+ years: 40 %

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

  • female: 66.11 %
  • male: 33.89 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.43 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.07 %
  • 20-29: 0.43 %
  • 30-39: 3.22 %
  • 40-49: 10.52 %
  • 50-59: 14.38 %
  • 60+: 69.96 %

Severity if Constipation when taking Vitamin E **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (54 people)
  • Pain (22 people)
  • Hypertension (17 people)
  • Depression (15 people)
  • Parkinson's Disease (14 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (66 people)
  • Synthroid (65 people)
  • Lipitor (65 people)
  • Folic Acid (58 people)
  • Fosamax (54 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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