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Related topic: Diabetes Mellitus, High blood pressure, Hypoglycaemia

What could cause Hypoglycaemia for a 88-year old woman?

This is a study of Atenolol, Tolbutamide for a 88 year old female patient who has High blood pressure, Diabetes Mellitus. The study is created by eHealthMe based on 15 female patients aged 88 (±5) who take the drugs from FDA and social media.

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Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 83

Gender: female

Conditions: High blood pressure, Diabetes Mellitus

Drugs taking:
- Atenolol - 50MG (atenolol): used for 1 - 2 years
- Tolbutamide - 500MG (tolbutamide): used for < 1 month

On Feb, 2, 2014: 15 females aged 83 (±5) who reported to have interactions when taking Atenolol, Tolbutamide are studied

Trend of Atenolol, Tolbutamide's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (2980519)

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports
among females aged 83 (±5) who take the drugs
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)0 (0.00%)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

SymptomNumber of reports
among females aged 83 (±5) who have the condition, regardless of which drug is taken
Hypoglycaemia in High Blood Pressure204 (1.29%)
Hypoglycaemia in Diabetes Mellitus230 (6.19%)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effectNumber of reports
among females aged 83 (±5) who take the drug
Hypoglycaemia in Atenolol31 (0.54%)
Hypoglycaemia in Tolbutamide0 (0.00%)

Most common interactions experienced by females aged 83 (±5) in the use of Atenolol, Tolbutamide:

InteractionNumber of reports
Weight Decreased10
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)10
Acute Coronary Syndrome (acute chest pain and other symptoms that happen because the heart does not get blood)2
Pulmonary Oedema (fluid accumulation in the lungs)2
Morganella Infection (infection by morganella morganii bacteria)1
Chills (felling of cold)1
Device Related Infection1
Drug Hypersensitivity1

Most common interactions experienced by females aged 83 (±5) in long term use of Atenolol, Tolbutamide:


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