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From FDA reports: side effects of Isosorb Mon 30mg Ethex for a Male patient aged 53

This is a personalized study for a 53 year old male patient. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 19,669 people who take the same drug and have side effectsfrom FDA.

On Nov, 23, 2014: 19,669 people who reported to have side effects when taking Isosorb Mon 30mg Ethex are studied

Trend of Isosorb Mon 30mg Ethex's drug interactions, side effects, and effectiveness reports (2826912)

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 53

Gender: male

Conditions: Myocardial Infarction

Drugs taking:
- Isosorb Mon 30mg Ethex: used for 2 - 5 years

Side effects have: Drug Ineffective, Muscle Twitching, Product Quality Issue

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes among males aged 53 (±5):

Side effectNumber of reports
Drug Ineffective72 (11.30%)
Muscle Twitching14 (2.20%)
Product Quality Issue12 (1.88%)

Most common side effects experienced by males aged 53 (±5) in the use of Isosorb Mon 30mg Ethex:

Side effectNumber of reports
Hypertension (high blood pressure)97
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)84
Headache (pain in head)77
Drug Ineffective72
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)71
Pyrexia (fever)66
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)53
Chest Pain52

Most common side effects experienced by males aged 53 (±5) in long term use of Isosorb Mon 30mg Ethex:

Side effectNumber of reports
Mental Disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability)12
Hypertension (high blood pressure)12
Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder)12
Learning Disability (difficulty in learning)10
Suicidal Behaviour10
Feeling Abnormal10
Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)10
Maculopathy (condition or disease of the macula, the small spot in the retina where vision is keenest)4
Memory Impairment4

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

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
Drug Ineffective2,270 (11.54%)
Muscle Twitching252 (1.28%)
Product Quality Issue336 (1.71%)

Most common side effects experienced by people in the use of Isosorb Mon 30mg Ethex:

Side effectNumber of reports
Drug Ineffective2,270
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)2,210
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)2,159
Headache (pain in head)2,110
Insomnia (sleeplessness)1,564
Suicidal Ideation1,556

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use of Isosorb Mon 30mg Ethex:

Side effectNumber of reports
Hypertension (high blood pressure)61
Feeling Abnormal60
Headache (pain in head)52
Chest Pain45
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)42
Drug Ineffective42
Mental Disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability)42

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