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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 (what 82,675 Atenolol users reported?) has active ingredients of atenolol. It is used in high blood pressure.

Tolbutamide (what 495 Tolbutamide users reported?) has active ingredients of tolbutamide. It is used in diabetes.

What are the conditions

High blood pressure (latest reports from 1,143,198 patients) can be treated by Lisinopril, Atenolol, Hydrochlorothiazide, Amlodipine Besylate, Metoprolol Tartrate, Norvasc.

Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin) (latest reports from 387,170 patients) can be treated by Metformin Hydrochloride, Metformin, Januvia, Lantus, Glipizide, Glucophage.

What is the symptom

Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream) (latest reports from 158,061 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, type 1 diabetes mellitus.

On Aug, 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)3 (18.75% 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 Pressure210 (1.24% 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
Hypoglycaemian/an/aHypoglycaemian/an/an/aWeight Decreased
Vomiting
Nausea
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Pulmonary Oedema
Device Related Infection
Asthma
Drug Hypersensitivity
Chills
Morganella Infection

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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