Review: could Lantus cause Bladder infection (Urinary tract infection)?
Summary: Bladder infection is found among people who take Lantus, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Diabetes.
We study 49,916 people who have side effects while taking Lantus from FDA and social media. Among them, 822 have Bladder infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Bladder infection and more.
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Lantus has active ingredients of insulin glargine recombinant. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 50,286 Lantus users)
Bladder infection has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain. (latest reports from 66,818 Bladder infection patients)
On Jan, 8, 2015: 49,903 people reported to have side effects when taking Lantus. Among them, 828 people (1.66%) have Bladder Infection.
Time on Lantus when people have Bladder infection * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Bladder infection||34.09%||29.55%||0.00%||11.36%||18.18%||6.82%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Bladder infection when taking Lantus * :
|Bladder infection||81.24%||18.76% |
Age of people who have Bladder infection when taking Lantus * :
|Bladder infection||0.00%||0.00%||0.94%||2.16%||4.86%||9.85%||23.62%||58.57% |
Severity of Bladder infection when taking Lantus ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Bladder infection||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Bladder infection ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Bladder infection||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (167 people, 20.17%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (144 people, 17.39%)
- Hypertension (111 people, 13.41%)
- Depression (62 people, 7.49%)
- Osteoporosis (57 people, 6.88%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (262 people, 31.64%)
- Humalog (206 people, 24.88%)
- Lasix (175 people, 21.14%)
- Novolog (158 people, 19.08%)
- Lisinopril (134 people, 16.18%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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HELP! Hello we are in the UK - my husband had an aortic valve replacement 4 years ago - he is now 61 and on warfarin. Over the past few years, since his AVR, he has had about 4/5 urinary infections which have caused him to be hospitalised with very high temperature/rigors etc. The medical profession in the UK seem to think there is no correlation between warfarin and urinary infections. He has been checked out to see if there is a problem with his bladder/prostrate/kidneys but all are okay and the only link we can see is when his warfarin is increased to a high dose (10mg or above) he gets this infection.
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