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From FDA reports: side effects of Benztropine Mesylate 0.5mg for a Male patient aged 81

This is a personalized study for a 81 year old male patient. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 7,034 people who take the same drug and have side effectsfrom FDA.

On Nov, 23, 2014: 7,034 people who reported to have side effects when taking Benztropine Mesylate 0.5mg are studied

Trend of Benztropine Mesylate 0.5mg's drug interactions, side effects, and effectiveness reports (2528595)

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 81

Gender: male

Conditions: Tremor

Drugs taking:
- Benztropine Mesylate 0.5mg: used for < 1 month

Side effects have: Derealisation, Hallucination

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes among males aged 81 (±5):

Side effectNumber of reports
Derealisation2 (3.45%)
Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)2 (3.45%)

Most common side effects experienced by males aged 81 (±5) in the use of Benztropine Mesylate 0.5mg:

Side effectNumber of reports
Anaemia (lack of blood)14
Extrapyramidal Disorder (involuntary muscle spasms in the face and neck)8
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents)8
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)8
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)8
Parkinsonism (degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination)8
Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)8
Convulsions Nos6
Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased6
Blood Creatinine Increased6

Most common side effects experienced by males aged 81 (±5) in long term use of Benztropine Mesylate 0.5mg:

None.

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
Derealisation2 (0.03%)
Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)356 (5.06%)

Most common side effects experienced by people in the use of Benztropine Mesylate 0.5mg:

Side effectNumber of reports
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)977
Weight Increased860
Anxiety806
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus754
Pyrexia (fever)703
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)702
Depression663
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)658
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)624
Insomnia (sleeplessness)617

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use of Benztropine Mesylate 0.5mg:

Side effectNumber of reports
Tardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)28
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus24
Weight Increased22
Hypertension (high blood pressure)22
Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)20
Blood Cholesterol Increased20
Cardiac Failure Congestive16
Trismus (reduced opening of the jaws)16
Bruxism (habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep)16
Staphylococcal Infection (an infection with staphylococcus bacteria)16

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