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What could cause Hypoglycaemia for a 88-year old woman who takes Atenolol, Tolbutamide?





Summary: 16 female patients aged 88 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 88 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 Atenolol 82,721 users)

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

What are the conditions

High blood pressure can be treated by Lisinopril, Atenolol, Amlodipine Besylate, Hydrochlorothiazide, Diovan, Norvasc. (latest reports from High Blood Pressure 328,584 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 Diabetes Mellitus 137,876 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 Hypoglycaemia 28,062 patients)

On Nov, 21, 2014: 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.

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- 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

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