Review: could Zocor cause Constipation?


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Zocor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 69,981 people who have side effects while taking Zocor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,685 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Zocor

Zocor has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Zocor 71,475 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, pain, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 130,437 Constipation patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

69,981 people reported to have side effects when taking Zocor.
Among them, 1,685 people (2.41%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zocor cause Constipation?

Time on Zocor when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 10.64 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.7 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.89 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 23.4 %
  • 10+ years: 2.13 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Zocor *:

  • female: 57.03 %
  • male: 42.97 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Zocor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.07 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.21 %
  • 30-39: 1.49 %
  • 40-49: 11.05 %
  • 50-59: 20.89 %
  • 60+: 66.29 %

Severity if Constipation when taking Zocor **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

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 *:

  • Hypertension (147 people, 8.72%)
  • Osteoporosis (129 people, 7.66%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (121 people, 7.18%)
  • Pain (115 people, 6.82%)
  • Depression (83 people, 4.93%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (370 people, 21.96%)
  • Lasix (255 people, 15.13%)
  • Lipitor (246 people, 14.60%)
  • Zometa (228 people, 13.53%)
  • Fosamax (210 people, 12.46%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (472 people, 28.01%)
  • Pain (438 people, 25.99%)
  • Anxiety (395 people, 23.44%)
  • Fatigue (390 people, 23.15%)
  • Back Pain (376 people, 22.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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