Review: could Vitamin e cause Constipation?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 16,306 people who take Vitamin e. Among them, 488 have Constipation. See who they are, when they have Constipation and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Vitamin e (latest outcomes from 16,448 users) has active ingredients of tocopherols and tocotrienols. It is often used in vitamin supplementation, general physical condition abnormal. Commonly reported side effects of Vitamin e include nausea aggravated, nausea, weakness, fatigue, fatigue aggravated.
Constipation (latest reports from 493,801 patients) has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Mar, 1, 2014: 16,294 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin e. Among them, 488 people (2.99%) have Constipation.
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How people recovered from Constipation ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (40 people, 8.20%)
- Pain (19 people, 3.89%)
- Depression (14 people, 2.87%)
- Parkinson's disease (13 people, 2.66%)
- Arthritis (11 people, 2.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (136 people, 27.87%)
- Ascorbic acid (109 people, 22.34%)
- Multi-vitamin (72 people, 14.75%)
- Lipitor (61 people, 12.50%)
- Synthroid (54 people, 11.07%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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carole ann on Nov, 11, 2011:
I have had one treatment of alimta and carboplatin..I started the folic acid 7 days before and develped an occasional itch on top of head...now after being on it over two weeks the itch is unbearable..I believe it is the folic acid and am going to not take it today ... yesterday severe itch was less as I took it late..then hours after taking the folic acid it was severe again..please share info with me
From this study (4 years ago):
I am a very active 63 year old woman. Most of my friends marvel at my energy level. (at least, they did until two months ago) Had breast cancer in 2001 with mastectomy and chemo.
Developed chemo induced cardiomyopathy 7 years ago. Took beta blocker and ace inhibitor for a couple of years. E-F increased from 20 to 45%. Felt so good and didn't like the side-effects of emotional flatness and loss of libido (vaginal dryness) so stopped. Have felt really great until two months ago.
Cardiomyopathy has returned in 2010. E-F is 35%. Shortness of breath, tired, not able to walk my 3 miles a day. I am usually a very active person, but this has slowed me down again.
Am hoping that a return to the meds will help me boost my E-F back to 45%. Really don't like the side effects.
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