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Old 06-19-2019, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Well, it looks like the ibuprofen I take and Atenolol for BP contribute to my issue. So I work daily to keep on top of this issue.
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:09 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Oral they may have nothing to do with it. Casual association does NOT equal causation. If so you could blame any number of your supplements on your irregularity as well. The

I've taken or am currently taking several meds on that list. I've taken NSAIDS, am currently taking diltiazem, and metoprolol, a beta blocker, and have no issues with constipation. I'm also taking tylenol PM at night temporarily to help with some post-surgical pain so I can sleep better. Tylenol PM has Benedryl in it.

Opiods, on the other hand, are notorious for causing constipation.
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Avignon, France
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Oral they may have nothing to do with it. Casual association does NOT equal causation. If so you could blame any number of your supplements on your irregularity as well. The

I've taken or am currently taking several meds on that list. I've taken NSAIDS, am currently taking diltiazem, and metoprolol, a beta blocker, and have no issues with constipation. I'm also taking tylenol PM at night temporarily to help with some post-surgical pain so I can sleep better. Tylenol PM has Benedryl in it.

Opiods, on the other hand, are notorious for causing constipation.
Your case study of yourself isn’t very scientific. Just because those things don’t constipate you... doesn’t mean it’s not going to consipate others.
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Oral they may have nothing to do with it. Casual association does NOT equal causation. If so you could blame any number of your supplements on your irregularity as well. The

I've taken or am currently taking several meds on that list. I've taken NSAIDS, am currently taking diltiazem, and metoprolol, a beta blocker, and have no issues with constipation. I'm also taking tylenol PM at night temporarily to help with some post-surgical pain so I can sleep better. Tylenol PM has Benedryl in it.

Opiods, on the other hand, are notorious for causing constipation.
Well that is good and that's your system. Not mine. And I'm not blaming my lifelong "irregularity" on my supplements...thanks. Many supps I take help with my issue.

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Old 06-19-2019, 03:35 PM
 
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Ibuprofen lists constipation as 1-3% of total population taking the med. Statistically, that's insignificant! Anyone who reports an AE during and after trials get's added to the list, unproven whether constipation due to med of just occurs

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Adverse Effects
1-10%
Dizziness (3-9%)

Epigastric pain (3-9%)

Heartburn (3-9%)

Constipation (1-3%)

Nausea (3-9%)

Rash (3-9%)

Tinnitus (3-9%)

Edema (1-3%)

Fluid retention (1-3%)

Headache (1-3%)

Vomiting (1-3%)

<1%
Acute renal failure (sometimes with acute tubular necrosis or hyperkalemia, polyuria, azotemia, cystitis, hematuria, decreased creatinine clearance, elevations in blood urea nitrogen (BUN) or creatinine without other manifestations of renal failure)

Agranulocytosis

Aplastic anemia

Erythema multiforme

Erythematous macular rashes

Exfoliative dermatitis

Hemolytic anemia (with or without positive direct antiglobulin test results)

Neutropenia

Thrombocytopenia (with or without purpura)

Toxic epidermal necrolysis (Lyell syndrome) and photosensitivity reactions
Atenolol-constipation is not even listed in Medscape which is a noted pharmacy resourse

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Adverse Effects
>10%
Tiredness (13%)

1-10%
Hypotension (10%)

Bradycardia (8%)

Cold extremities (0.5- 7%)

Postural hypotension (2-4%)

Depression (3%)

Nausea (2-3%)

Dreaming (2%)

Drowsiness (2%)

Diarrhea (1-2%)

Fatigue (1-2%)

Leg pain (1-2%)

Lethargy (1-2%)

Lightheadedness (1-2%)

Vertigo (1-2%)

Dyspnea (0.4-2%)

2°/3° atrioventricular (AV) block (1%)

Frequency Not Defined
Hypotension, severe congestive heart failure (CHF), sick sinus syndrome

Catatonia, disorientation, emotional lability, hallucinations, headache, impaired performance on neuropsychometric tests, psychoses, short-term memory impairment

Purpura, rashes

Nausea

Thrombocytopenia

Elevated serum hepatic enzymes and bilirubin

Impotence, Peyronie disease

Antinuclear antibodies (ANA), lupus syndrome

Visual disturbances, xerophthalmia

Raynaud phenomenon

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Old 06-19-2019, 04:50 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Your case study of yourself isn’t very scientific. Just because those things don’t constipate you... doesn’t mean it’s not going to consipate others.
LOL, I figure my anecdotal experiences are as good as anyone elses's. I made no claim or pretense that it was anything else. But unlike others, I do understand the difference between association and cause and effect. Do you?
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Mike: First of all I don't blame my life long history of sluggish bowels on any drugs -- I never took that many -- nor supplements...but poor food choices, a life of carbs and sugars and meats and not enough water thru the years. It took years to learn all this....and years of stress in the workplace.

But I've worked on my issue and am pretty healthy in that area and thanks to some supplements which work there...including aloe vera, vit c, grape seed ex, magnesium, ox bile....all these very foreign to you, right?

But the two drugs I do take and I'd like not to take them appear to contribute at least from this link I've posted.

I have taken supplements since about 57 so not a lifetime and don't forget I am older than you as I think you say you are 70something...

And it's very true I'd like NOT to take pharma drugs, that's no secret as you know. And I know that is your profession. So a conflict of interests, right.

I don't work for big supp or big pharma and only for what my body likes the best. It rebelled with a drug back in the 80's and that was a huge turningpoint.

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Old 06-19-2019, 07:17 PM
 
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Oral they may have nothing to do with it. Casual association does NOT equal causation. If so you could blame any number of your supplements on your irregularity as well. The

I've taken or am currently taking several meds on that list. I've taken NSAIDS, am currently taking diltiazem, and metoprolol, a beta blocker, and have no issues with constipation. I'm also taking tylenol PM at night temporarily to help with some post-surgical pain so I can sleep better. Tylenol PM has Benedryl in it.

Opiods, on the other hand, are notorious for causing constipation.
Where do you draw the line? Only illegal drugs have side effects?

Prescription drugs "solve exactly the problem they are designed to solve" and always work as expected?
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Wine Country
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Constipation happens with no real cause when you get older. I suffer from it and on paper there is absolutely no reason why I should. Besides my diet, (which is predominantly vegetables and lean proteins and whole grains). I take magnesium and vitamin C which my doctor said taking together will help. Nope. Its a crap shoot, pun intended. Age is going to get us one way or another.
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:21 PM
 
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If you're sure your diet is not contributing to the problem, you can try drinking more water. That's a major cause of constipation and a pretty easy fix, especially if you're older.
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