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Review: could Insulin cause Diarrhea?

Summary: Diarrhea could be caused by Insulin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Regular insulin, and have Diabetes mellitus.

We study 3,400 people who have side effects while taking Insulin from FDA and social media. Among them, 54 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 3,400 people reported to have side effects when taking Insulin. Among them, 54 people (1.59%) have Diarrhea. They amount to 0.00% of all the 1,093,612 people who have Diarrhea on eHealthMe.

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
Diarrhea16.67%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%16.67%16.67%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Insulin * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea60.38%39.62%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Insulin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.00%2.04%0.00%0.00%2.04%12.24%24.49%59.18%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Insulin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (11 people, 20.37%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (6 people, 11.11%)
  3. Peritoneal dialysis (5 people, 9.26%)
  4. Depression (4 people, 7.41%)
  5. Pancreatic carcinoma (3 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Regular insulin (34 people, 62.96%)
  2. Aspirin (20 people, 37.04%)
  3. Lisinopril (14 people, 25.93%)
  4. Lantus (10 people, 18.52%)
  5. Plavix (8 people, 14.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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