Review: could Lantus cause Pneumonia?


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 Aspirin, and have Diabetes mellitus . We study 54,231 people who have side effects while taking Lantus from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,571 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia and more.

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Lantus has active ingredients of insulin glargine recombinant. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Lantus 52,603 users)


Pneumonia has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, rashes, thrombocytopenia, diarrhea (latest reports from 118,136 Pneumonia patients).

On Aug, 17, 2016

54,231 people reported to have side effects when taking Lantus.
Among them, 1,571 people (2.9%) have Pneumonia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lantus cause Pneumonia?

Time on Lantus when people have Pneumonia *:

  • < 1 month: 14.81 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 40.74 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.7 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.41 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.96 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.11 %
  • 10+ years: 9.26 %

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Lantus *:

  • female: 51.78 %
  • male: 48.22 %

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Lantus *:

  • 0-1: 0.33 %
  • 2-9: 0.16 %
  • 10-19: 0.81 %
  • 20-29: 1.71 %
  • 30-39: 1.87 %
  • 40-49: 9.6 %
  • 50-59: 20.99 %
  • 60+: 64.52 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes Mellitus (261 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (218 people)
  • Hypertension (125 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (92 people)
  • Pain (82 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (349 people)
  • Humalog (306 people)
  • Lasix (297 people)
  • Novolog (270 people)
  • Lisinopril (228 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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