Could Insulin cause Diarrhea - from FDA reports


Summary

Diarrhea 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 . We study 15,449 people who have side effects while taking Insulin from FDA. Among them, 674 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 Insulin 19,157 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,494 Diarrhea patients).

On Nov, 23, 2016

15,449 people reported to have side effects when taking Insulin.
Among them, 674 people (4.36%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Insulin cause Diarrhea?

Time on Insulin when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 41.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.65 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.88 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.65 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Insulin *:

  • female: 54.23 %
  • male: 45.77 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Insulin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.4 %
  • 10-19: 0.6 %
  • 20-29: 1.6 %
  • 30-39: 4.4 %
  • 40-49: 10.0 %
  • 50-59: 23.4 %
  • 60+: 59.6 %

Severity of Diarrhea **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 20 %
  • severe: 40 %
  • most severe: 40 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metformin (125 people, 18.55%)
  • Lantus (52 people, 7.72%)
  • Humira (40 people, 5.93%)
  • Lasix (35 people, 5.19%)
  • Prednisone (33 people, 4.90%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (90 people, 13.35%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (75 people, 11.13%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (42 people, 6.23%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (39 people, 5.79%)
  • Pain (34 people, 5.04%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (163 people, 24.18%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (140 people, 20.77%)
  • Fatigue (112 people, 16.62%)
  • Weakness (92 people, 13.65%)
  • Headache (81 people, 12.02%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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