Lantus and Pneumonia - from FDA reports


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 . We study 97,610 people who have side effects while taking Lantus from FDA. Among them, 2,371 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 diabetes. (latest outcomes from Lantus 98,588 users)

Pneumonia

Pneumonia has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis (latest reports from 175,032 Pneumonia patients).

On Feb, 09, 2017

97,610 people reported to have side effects when taking Lantus.
Among them, 2,371 people (2.43%) have Pneumonia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lantus cause Pneumonia?

Time on Lantus when people have Pneumonia *:

  • < 1 month: 21.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 34.12 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.53 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.24 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.47 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.24 %
  • 10+ years: 8.24 %

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Lantus *:

  • female: 51.53 %
  • male: 48.47 %

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Lantus *:

  • 0-1: 0.21 %
  • 2-9: 0.16 %
  • 10-19: 0.59 %
  • 20-29: 1.28 %
  • 30-39: 1.76 %
  • 40-49: 8.07 %
  • 50-59: 20.25 %
  • 60+: 67.68 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (492 people, 20.75%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (429 people, 18.09%)
  • High Blood Pressure (206 people, 8.69%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (171 people, 7.21%)
  • Pain (128 people, 5.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humalog (466 people, 19.65%)
  • Novolog (395 people, 16.66%)
  • Aspirin (384 people, 16.20%)
  • Lasix (382 people, 16.11%)
  • Lisinopril (254 people, 10.71%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (400 people, 16.87%)
  • Blood Glucose Increased (325 people, 13.71%)
  • Pain (285 people, 12.02%)
  • Nausea (274 people, 11.56%)
  • Weakness (256 people, 10.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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