Could Zocor cause Constipation - from FDA reports


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 High blood cholesterol . We study 70,764 people who have side effects while taking Zocor from FDA. Among them, 1,700 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 72,271 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 135,352 Constipation patients).

On Nov, 09, 2016

70,764 people reported to have side effects when taking Zocor.
Among them, 1,700 people (2.4%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zocor cause Constipation?

Time on Zocor when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 10.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.53 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.89 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.79 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 23.16 %
  • 10+ years: 2.11 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Zocor *:

  • female: 56.98 %
  • male: 43.02 %

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: 1.48 %
  • 40-49: 11.12 %
  • 50-59: 20.83 %
  • 60+: 66.29 %

Severity of Constipation **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (202 people, 11.88%)
  • High Blood Pressure (152 people, 8.94%)
  • Osteoporosis (129 people, 7.59%)
  • Pain (119 people, 7.00%)
  • Depression (84 people, 4.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (370 people, 21.76%)
  • Lasix (258 people, 15.18%)
  • Lipitor (246 people, 14.47%)
  • Zometa (228 people, 13.41%)
  • Fosamax (210 people, 12.35%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (476 people, 28.00%)
  • Pain (441 people, 25.94%)
  • Fatigue (415 people, 24.41%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (408 people, 24.00%)
  • Back Pain (378 people, 22.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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