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 18,706 people who have side effects while taking Insulin from FDA. Among them, 745 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 264,575 Diarrhea patients).

On Dec, 23, 2016

18,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Insulin.
Among them, 745 people (3.98%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Insulin cause Diarrhea?

Time on Insulin when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 57.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Insulin *:

  • female: 54.69 %
  • male: 45.31 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Insulin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.54 %
  • 10-19: 0.54 %
  • 20-29: 1.62 %
  • 30-39: 4.32 %
  • 40-49: 10.07 %
  • 50-59: 24.1 %
  • 60+: 58.81 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (229 people, 30.74%)
  • High Blood Pressure (93 people, 12.48%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (85 people, 11.41%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (43 people, 5.77%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (40 people, 5.37%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metformin (131 people, 17.58%)
  • Lantus (66 people, 8.86%)
  • Lasix (44 people, 5.91%)
  • Aspirin (44 people, 5.91%)
  • Humira (42 people, 5.64%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (194 people, 26.04%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (164 people, 22.01%)
  • Fatigue (114 people, 15.30%)
  • Weakness (105 people, 14.09%)
  • Headache (92 people, 12.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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