Review: could Lantus cause Pneumonia?


Summary

Pneumonia is found among people who take Lantus, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Humalog, and have Diabetes mellitus . We study 81,650 people who have side effects while taking Lantus from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,100 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia and more.

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Lantus

Lantus has active ingredients of insulin glargine recombinant. It is often used in type 2 diabetes. (latest outcomes from Lantus 94,061 users)

Pneumonia

Pneumonia has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, thrombocytopenia, drug ineffective (latest reports from 168,533 Pneumonia patients).

On Sep, 30, 2016

81,650 people reported to have side effects when taking Lantus.
Among them, 2,100 people (2.57%) have Pneumonia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lantus cause Pneumonia?

Time on Lantus when people have Pneumonia *:

  • < 1 month: 15.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.75 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.5 %
  • 10+ years: 8.75 %

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Lantus *:

  • female: 50.24 %
  • male: 49.76 %

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Lantus *:

  • 0-1: 0.24 %
  • 2-9: 0.18 %
  • 10-19: 0.67 %
  • 20-29: 1.46 %
  • 30-39: 1.77 %
  • 40-49: 8.59 %
  • 50-59: 20.83 %
  • 60+: 66.26 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes Mellitus (429 people, 20.43%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (290 people, 13.81%)
  • Hypertension (188 people, 8.95%)
  • Pain (117 people, 5.57%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (92 people, 4.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humalog (430 people, 20.48%)
  • Aspirin (375 people, 17.86%)
  • Lasix (368 people, 17.52%)
  • Novolog (360 people, 17.14%)
  • Lisinopril (251 people, 11.95%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (376 people, 17.90%)
  • Blood Glucose Increased (280 people, 13.33%)
  • Pain (274 people, 13.05%)
  • Nausea (260 people, 12.38%)
  • Pyrexia (242 people, 11.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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