Could Actos cause Diarrhea - from FDA reports


Summary

Diarrhea is found among people who take Actos, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Byetta, and have Type 2 diabetes . We study 41,728 people who have side effects while taking Actos from FDA. Among them, 1,474 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Actos

Actos has active ingredients of pioglitazone hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Actos 42,337 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,593 Diarrhea patients).

On Dec, 20, 2016

41,728 people reported to have side effects when taking Actos.
Among them, 1,474 people (3.53%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Actos cause Diarrhea?

Time on Actos when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 17.11 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.32 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.84 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.84 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.32 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.32 %
  • 10+ years: 5.26 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Actos *:

  • female: 58.62 %
  • male: 41.38 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Actos *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.74 %
  • 30-39: 2.12 %
  • 40-49: 10.21 %
  • 50-59: 24.84 %
  • 60+: 62.09 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes (434 people, 29.44%)
  • Diabetes (252 people, 17.10%)
  • High Blood Pressure (114 people, 7.73%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (110 people, 7.46%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (67 people, 4.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Byetta (347 people, 23.54%)
  • Aspirin (237 people, 16.08%)
  • Lisinopril (191 people, 12.96%)
  • Lasix (181 people, 12.28%)
  • Lipitor (179 people, 12.14%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (555 people, 37.65%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (410 people, 27.82%)
  • Weight Decreased (295 people, 20.01%)
  • Fatigue (259 people, 17.57%)
  • Abdominal Pain (259 people, 17.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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