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Review: could Furosemide cause Neuropathy (Peripheral neuropathy)?

Summary: Neuropathy is found among people who take Furosemide, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Gabapentin, and have Diabetes.

We study 80,003 people who have side effects while taking Furosemide from FDA and social media. Among them, 64 have Neuropathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Neuropathy and more.

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Furosemide

Furosemide has active ingredients of furosemide. It is often used in fluid retention. (latest outcomes from 80,851 Furosemide users)

Neuropathy

Neuropathy (damage to nerves) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, pain. (latest reports from 5,843 Neuropathy patients)

On Jan, 12, 2015: 79,997 people reported to have side effects when taking Furosemide. Among them, 64 people (0.08%) have Neuropathy.

Trend of Neuropathy in Furosemide reports

Time on Furosemide when people have Neuropathy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Neuropathy0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Neuropathy when taking Furosemide * :

FemaleMale
Neuropathy45.07%54.93%

Age of people who have Neuropathy when taking Furosemide * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Neuropathy0.00%3.64%0.00%0.00%1.82%23.64%29.09%41.82%

Severity of Neuropathy when taking Furosemide ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Neuropathy ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (18 people, 28.12%)
  2. Neuropathy (10 people, 15.62%)
  3. Hyperlipidaemia (7 people, 10.94%)
  4. Depression (6 people, 9.38%)
  5. Ill-defined disorder (5 people, 7.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Gabapentin (18 people, 28.12%)
  2. Potassium chloride (17 people, 26.56%)
  3. Lipitor (16 people, 25.00%)
  4. Neurontin (14 people, 21.88%)
  5. Aspirin (12 people, 18.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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