Review: could Lantus cause Stomach pain (Abdominal pain)?
Summary: Stomach pain 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, 892 have Stomach pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Stomach pain 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)
Stomach pain has been reported by people with birth control, crohn's disease, high blood pressure, pain, depression. (latest reports from 78,000 Stomach pain patients)
On Jan, 6, 2015: 49,903 people reported to have side effects when taking Lantus. Among them, 874 people (1.75%) have Stomach Pain.
Time on Lantus when people have Stomach pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Stomach pain||58.93%||14.29%||12.50%||10.71%||1.79%||0.00%||1.79% |
Gender of people who have Stomach pain when taking Lantus * :
|Stomach pain||59.05%||40.95% |
Age of people who have Stomach pain when taking Lantus * :
|Stomach pain||0.00%||0.49%||1.97%||4.43%||5.54%||15.50%||27.31%||44.77% |
Severity of Stomach pain when taking Lantus ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Stomach pain||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Stomach pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Stomach pain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (153 people, 17.51%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (130 people, 14.87%)
- Hypertension (76 people, 8.70%)
- Depression (63 people, 7.21%)
- Metastases to bone (44 people, 5.03%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (291 people, 33.30%)
- Humalog (241 people, 27.57%)
- Novolog (224 people, 25.63%)
- Lasix (201 people, 23.00%)
- Lisinopril (170 people, 19.45%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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