Review: could Insulin cause Swelling Face?


Summary

Swelling face 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 Metformin, and have Diabetes mellitus . We study 14,128 people who have side effects while taking Insulin from FDA and social media. Among them, 62 have Swelling face. Find out below who they are, when they have Swelling face and more.

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Insulin

Insulin has active ingredients of insulin pork. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Insulin 17,810 users)

Swelling Face

Swelling face has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, swallowing difficulty, rashes, eye swelling, itching (latest reports from 31,309 Swelling face patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

14,128 people reported to have side effects when taking Insulin.
Among them, 62 people (0.44%) have Swelling Face


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Insulin cause Swelling face?

Time on Insulin when people have Swelling Face *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 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 Swelling Face when taking Insulin *:

  • female: 75.86 %
  • male: 24.14 %

Age of people who have Swelling Face when taking Insulin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.85 %
  • 10-19: 9.26 %
  • 20-29: 1.85 %
  • 30-39: 1.85 %
  • 40-49: 12.96 %
  • 50-59: 20.37 %
  • 60+: 51.85 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes Mellitus (26 people, 41.94%)
  • Hypertension (8 people, 12.90%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (5 people, 8.06%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (5 people, 8.06%)
  • Pain (5 people, 8.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metformin (13 people, 20.97%)
  • Lasix (11 people, 17.74%)
  • Oxycontin (8 people, 12.90%)
  • Lantus (8 people, 12.90%)
  • Lortab (7 people, 11.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (16 people, 25.81%)
  • Nausea (14 people, 22.58%)
  • Rash (12 people, 19.35%)
  • Erythema (12 people, 19.35%)
  • Pain (11 people, 17.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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