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A study for a 89-year old woman who takes Atenolol, Tolbutamide

Summary: 16 female patients aged 89 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 89 year old female patient who has High blood pressure, Diabetes Mellitus. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Atenolol has active ingredients of atenolol. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 82,754 Atenolol users)

Tolbutamide has active ingredients of tolbutamide. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 495 Tolbutamide users)

What are the conditions

High blood pressure can be treated by Lisinopril, Atenolol, Amlodipine Besylate, Hydrochlorothiazide, Diovan, Metoprolol Tartrate. (latest reports from 329,651 High Blood Pressure patients)

Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin) can be treated by Metformin Hydrochloride, Metformin, Lantus, Januvia, Glipizide, Glucophage. (latest reports from 141,054 Diabetes Mellitus patients)

What is the symptom

Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream) has been reported by people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, type 1 diabetes mellitus. (latest reports from 28,084 Hypoglycaemia patients)

On Feb, 10, 2015: 16 females aged 83 (±5) who take Atenolol, Tolbutamide are studied

Atenolol, Tolbutamide outcomes

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

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports on eHealthMe
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)2 (12.50% of females aged 83 (±5) who take the drugs)

(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)

Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Hypoglycaemia in High Blood Pressure203 (1.26% of females aged 83 (±5) who have High blood pressure)
Hypoglycaemia in Diabetes Mellitus241 (6.14% of females aged 83 (±5) who have Diabetes mellitus)

(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 effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Hypoglycaemia in Atenolol31 (0.52% of females aged 83 (±5) who take Atenolol)
Hypoglycaemia in Tolbutamide0 (0.00% of females aged 83 (±5) who take Tolbutamide)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Atenolol is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/a
Tolbutamide is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)n/an/aHypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)n/an/an/aWeight Decreased
Vomiting
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Acute Coronary Syndrome (acute chest pain and other symptoms that happen because the heart does not get blood)
Pulmonary Oedema (fluid accumulation in the lungs)
Device Related Infection
Asthma
Drug Hypersensitivity
Chills (felling of cold)
Morganella Infection (infection by morganella morganii bacteria)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Atenolol and have Hypoglycaemia
- support group for people who take Tolbutamide and have Hypoglycaemia
- support group for people who have Hypoglycaemia and High blood pressure
- support group for people who have Hypoglycaemia and Diabetes Mellitus
- support group for people who have Diabetes Mellitus
- support group for people who have High Blood Pressure
- support group for people who have Hypoglycaemia
- support group for people who take Atenolol
- support group for people who take Tolbutamide

Recent conversations of related support groups:

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Is donepezil a "safe" drug for people with atrial-fib to take?
    I was diagnosed with Atrial-Fib in 2006, soon after my husband died. I have no problems with it and my blood pressure is always normal. I am 89 years old and have been told that I look MUCH younger. I am very active- love dancing, which

    I am still able to do. My problem is that recently I found out that I have trouble remembering names; it bothered me, so I was tested by a psychologist, who gave results to my primary doctor who then prescribed DONEPEZIL for me to take. I went through almost every single side affect and, after three months of taking the drug, I am tolerable of it. But- it "scares" me- I wonder what it is doing to my brain. I am a well-educated person: have a degree in Health,

    Phys Ed, & Recreation from NYU (1946) and a Masters in Special Ed from a Teachers' College in CT. Taught elementary school for 30 years- also ran my

    Dancing School for 5 years. My question is: isn't it "normal" to have some

    memory loss at my age? MY atrial-fib has been in complete control, so far, and

    I do not want any new medication to "rock the boat", so to speak. Is DONEPEZIL dangerous for me to take?

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