Review: could Insulin cause Dehydration?


Dehydration is found among people who take Insulin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Metformin, and have Diabetes mellitus . We study 5,317 people who have side effects while taking Insulin from FDA and social media. Among them, 96 have Dehydration. Find out below who they are, when they have Dehydration and more.

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Insulin has active ingredients of insulin pork. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Insulin 8,699 users)


Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, thrombocytopenia, acute kidney failure, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 75,199 Dehydration patients).

On Aug, 29, 2016

5,317 people reported to have side effects when taking Insulin.
Among them, 96 people (1.81%) have Dehydration

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Insulin cause Dehydration?

Time on Insulin when people have Dehydration *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Dehydration when taking Insulin *:

  • female: 67.74 %
  • male: 32.26 %

Age of people who have Dehydration when taking Insulin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.43 %
  • 20-29: 2.86 %
  • 30-39: 8.57 %
  • 40-49: 10.0 %
  • 50-59: 14.29 %
  • 60+: 62.86 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes Mellitus (33 people)
  • Hypertension (16 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (7 people)
  • Peritoneal Dialysis (7 people)
  • Osteoporosis (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metformin (22 people)
  • Lasix (14 people)
  • Zometa (13 people)
  • Prednisone (13 people)
  • Metoprolol (13 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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