Insulin and Cardiac arrest - from FDA reports


Summary

Cardiac arrest is found among people who take Insulin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Diabetes . We study 18,706 people who have side effects while taking Insulin from FDA. Among them, 263 have Cardiac arrest. Find out below who they are, when they have Cardiac arrest and more.

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Insulin

Insulin has active ingredients of insulin pork. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Insulin 19,159 users)

Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest has been reported by people with diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, atrial fibrillation/flutter, pain (latest reports from 62,596 Cardiac arrest patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

18,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Insulin.
Among them, 263 people (1.41%) have Cardiac Arrest


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Insulin cause Cardiac arrest?

Time on Insulin when people have Cardiac Arrest *:

  • < 1 month: 37.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Cardiac Arrest when taking Insulin *:

  • female: 46.06 %
  • male: 53.94 %

Age of people who have Cardiac Arrest when taking Insulin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.43 %
  • 10-19: 0.43 %
  • 20-29: 6.84 %
  • 30-39: 3.85 %
  • 40-49: 14.53 %
  • 50-59: 19.23 %
  • 60+: 54.7 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (55 people, 20.91%)
  • High Blood Pressure (23 people, 8.75%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (18 people, 6.84%)
  • Dialysis (10 people, 3.80%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (8 people, 3.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (34 people, 12.93%)
  • Furosemide (26 people, 9.89%)
  • Heparin (25 people, 9.51%)
  • Metformin (24 people, 9.13%)
  • Lipitor (24 people, 9.13%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hypotension (43 people, 16.35%)
  • Respiratory Acidosis (30 people, 11.41%)
  • Heart Attack (29 people, 11.03%)
  • Nausea (25 people, 9.51%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (25 people, 9.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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