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

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 of 16 female patients aged 88 (±5) who take the same drugs from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Atenolol (latest outcomes from 82,711 users) has active ingredients of atenolol. It is often used in high blood pressure.

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

What are the conditions

High blood pressure (latest reports from 1,150,351 patients) can be treated by Lisinopril, Amlodipine Besylate, Atenolol, Metoprolol Tartrate, Norvasc, Diovan.

Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin) (latest reports from 137,876 patients) can be treated by Metformin Hydrochloride, Metformin, Lantus, Januvia, Glipizide, Glucophage.

What is the symptom

Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream) (latest reports from 28,062 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, type 1 diabetes mellitus.

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 Diabetes Mellitus
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Common symptoms:

Women of age 60+ with High Blood Pressure:
  1. Blood pressure management (7,903 reports)
  2. Dizziness (6,429 reports)
  3. Nausea (5,580 reports)
  4. Breathing difficulty (5,200 reports)
  5. Weakness (4,824 reports)
  6. Fall (4,719 reports)
  7. Diarrhea (4,459 reports)
  8. Fatigue (4,318 reports)
  9. Hypotension (4,247 reports)
  10. Headache (3,796 reports)
Women of age 60+ with Diabetes Mellitus:
  1. Fall (4,327 reports)
  2. Fatigue (4,275 reports)
  3. Rashes (3,494 reports)
  4. Chest pain (3,239 reports)
  5. Blood glucose increased (3,104 reports)
  6. Pain (2,906 reports)
  7. Heart attack (2,238 reports)
  8. Stress and anxiety (2,084 reports)
  9. Cardiac failure congestive (2,014 reports)
  10. Nausea (1,509 reports)

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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