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Review: could Insulin cause Diarrhea?

Summary: Diarrhea is found among people who take Insulin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Regular insulin, and have Diabetes.

We study 3,421 people who have side effects while taking Insulin from FDA and social media. Among them, 55 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Insulin

Insulin has active ingredients of insulin pork. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 3,641 Insulin users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 139,328 Diarrhea patients)

On Feb, 25, 2015: 3,421 people reported to have side effects when taking Insulin. Among them, 55 people (1.61%) have Diarrhea.

Trend of Diarrhea in Insulin reports

Time on Insulin when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea14.29%42.86%0.00%0.00%0.00%28.57%14.29%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Insulin * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea61.11%38.89%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Insulin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.00%2.00%0.00%0.00%2.00%12.00%26.00%58.00%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Insulin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea0.00%40.00%40.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (11 people, 20.00%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (6 people, 10.91%)
  3. Peritoneal dialysis (5 people, 9.09%)
  4. Depression (4 people, 7.27%)
  5. Pancreatic carcinoma (3 people, 5.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Regular insulin (34 people, 61.82%)
  2. Aspirin (20 people, 36.36%)
  3. Lisinopril (14 people, 25.45%)
  4. Lantus (10 people, 18.18%)
  5. Lasix (8 people, 14.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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