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Review: could Heparin cause Rash?

Summary: Rash could be caused by Heparin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Heparin sodium injection, and have Splenic vein thrombosis.

We study 36,881 people who have side effects while taking Heparin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,134 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.

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Heparin

Heparin (latest outcomes from 37,049 users) has active ingredients of heparin sodium. Commonly reported side effects of Heparin include hypotension, pain, pain exacerbated, acute kidney failure, renal failure aggravated.

Rash

Rash (redness) (latest reports from 966,799 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 36,881 people reported to have side effects when taking Heparin. Among them, 1,134 people (3.07%) have Rash. They amount to 0.12% of all the 964,560 people who have Rash on eHealthMe.

Trend of Rash in Heparin reports

Time on Heparin when people have Rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rash85.50%11.83%0.23%1.04%0.93%0.12%0.35%

Age of people who have Rash when taking Heparin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rash0.34%0.62%0.91%0.79%7.14%25.68%27.72%36.79%

Severity of Rash when taking Heparin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rash0.00%66.67%0.00%33.33%

How people recovered from Rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rash0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Splenic vein thrombosis (228 people, 20.11%)
  2. Mesenteric vein thrombosis (228 people, 20.11%)
  3. Prophylaxis (198 people, 17.46%)
  4. Pulmonary embolism (110 people, 9.70%)
  5. Pain (110 people, 9.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Heparin sodium injection (558 people, 49.21%)
  2. Heparin sodium 5,000 units in dextrose 5% (523 people, 46.12%)
  3. Heparin sodium (496 people, 43.74%)
  4. Aspirin (422 people, 37.21%)
  5. Lasix (332 people, 29.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

JOLY (1 year ago):

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