Heparin and Rash - from FDA reports


Summary

Rash is found among people who take Heparin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Preventive health care . We study 47,258 people who have side effects while taking Heparin from FDA. Among them, 1,425 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.

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Heparin

Heparin has active ingredients of heparin sodium. (latest outcomes from Heparin 47,516 users)

Rash

Rash has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 263,402 Rash patients).

On Feb, 26, 2017

47,258 people reported to have side effects when taking Heparin.
Among them, 1,425 people (3.02%) have Rash


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Heparin cause Rash?

Time on Heparin when people have Rash *:

  • < 1 month: 80.88 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.63 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.31 %
  • 10+ years: 0.94 %

Gender of people who have Rash when taking Heparin *:

  • female: 53.43 %
  • male: 46.57 %

Age of people who have Rash when taking Heparin *:

  • 0-1: 0.52 %
  • 2-9: 1.47 %
  • 10-19: 1.65 %
  • 20-29: 1.9 %
  • 30-39: 7.45 %
  • 40-49: 14.03 %
  • 50-59: 26.84 %
  • 60+: 46.15 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Preventive Health Care (112 people, 7.86%)
  • Pain (92 people, 6.46%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (82 people, 5.75%)
  • High Blood Pressure (62 people, 4.35%)
  • Pulmonary Embolism (58 people, 4.07%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (197 people, 13.82%)
  • Aspirin (181 people, 12.70%)
  • Zometa (168 people, 11.79%)
  • Acetaminophen (156 people, 10.95%)
  • Coumadin (154 people, 10.81%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hypotension (343 people, 24.07%)
  • Nausea (341 people, 23.93%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (327 people, 22.95%)
  • Pain (303 people, 21.26%)
  • Fever (299 people, 20.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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