Review: could Atenolol cause Diabetes Mellitus?


Diabetes mellitus is found among people who take Atenolol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Hypertension . We study 89,948 people who have side effects while taking Atenolol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,152 have Diabetes mellitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Diabetes mellitus and more.

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Atenolol has active ingredients of atenolol. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Atenolol 93,023 users)

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, cardiac failure congestive, diarrhea, stroke (latest reports from 150,532 Diabetes mellitus patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

89,948 people reported to have side effects when taking Atenolol.
Among them, 1,152 people (1.28%) have Diabetes Mellitus

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Atenolol cause Diabetes mellitus?

Time on Atenolol when people have Diabetes Mellitus *:

  • < 1 month: 15.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.69 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.85 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.38 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 34.62 %
  • 10+ years: 15.38 %

Gender of people who have Diabetes Mellitus when taking Atenolol *:

  • female: 54.8 %
  • male: 45.2 %

Age of people who have Diabetes Mellitus when taking Atenolol *:

  • 0-1: 0.21 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.32 %
  • 20-29: 3.1 %
  • 30-39: 9.31 %
  • 40-49: 24.73 %
  • 50-59: 27.94 %
  • 60+: 34.37 %

Severity if Diabetes Mellitus when taking Atenolol **:

  • least: 14.29 %
  • moderate: 42.86 %
  • severe: 28.57 %
  • most severe: 14.29 %

How people recovered from Diabetes Mellitus **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 60 %
  • not yet: 40 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (223 people)
  • Depression (221 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (140 people)
  • Anxiety (137 people)
  • Pain (109 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (349 people)
  • Lipitor (225 people)
  • Aspirin (216 people)
  • Lisinopril (210 people)
  • Zyprexa (197 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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