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Review: could Actos cause Diarrhea?

We study 31,004 people who have side effects while taking Actos from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,270 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Actos

Actos (latest outcomes from 31,342 users) has active ingredients of pioglitazone hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,096,425 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 31,004 people reported to have side effects when taking Actos. Among them, 1,270 people (4.10%) have Diarrhea.

Trend of Diarrhea in Actos reports

Time on Actos when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea18.92%27.03%14.86%9.46%22.97%1.35%5.41%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Actos * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea59.74%40.26%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Actos * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.00%0.00%0.00%0.52%2.01%9.77%26.00%61.69%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Actos ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (213 people, 16.77%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (212 people, 16.69%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (208 people, 16.38%)
  4. Hypertension (86 people, 6.77%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (65 people, 5.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Byetta (381 people, 30.00%)
  2. Aspirin (316 people, 24.88%)
  3. Metformin hcl (259 people, 20.39%)
  4. Lisinopril (186 people, 14.65%)
  5. Lasix (171 people, 13.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • I've only taken the drug for 3 days but I'm stopping taking it as the diarrhea is so severe. I have IBS D which might be part of the problem. I have been taking 15 mg of mirtazapine but this was causing some weight gain and sometimes bad dreams so I requested a change of antidepressant.

    Reply

  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • Tingling and numbness in toes only and not severe. Started taking Revlimid on July 7, 2011, except for 10 weeks from 2-21-12 thru 5-1-12.

    Severe diarrhea has now occurred for about two years with no let up. I average about four times a day, starting in the AM. It usually tapers off after 2:00 PM, but not always. Many times it'll continue after dinner. I've even had it during the night. I have another appointment with a gastro next week.

    Reply

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