Could Lyrica cause Hypoglycemia - from FDA reports


Summary

Hypoglycemia is found among people who take Lyrica, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lantus, and have Type 2 diabetes . We study 124,395 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA. Among them, 416 have Hypoglycemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypoglycemia and more.

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Lyrica

Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from Lyrica 126,868 users)

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) has been reported by people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, type 1 diabetes (latest reports from 30,513 Hypoglycemia patients).

On Nov, 22, 2016

124,395 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica.
Among them, 416 people (0.33%) have Hypoglycemia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lyrica cause Hypoglycemia?

Time on Lyrica when people have Hypoglycemia *:

  • < 1 month: 52.17 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.8 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.35 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.35 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hypoglycemia when taking Lyrica *:

  • female: 59.8 %
  • male: 40.2 %

Age of people who have Hypoglycemia when taking Lyrica *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.29 %
  • 20-29: 2.03 %
  • 30-39: 6.67 %
  • 40-49: 13.33 %
  • 50-59: 20.29 %
  • 60+: 57.39 %

Severity of Hypoglycemia **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 16.67 %
  • most severe: 16.67 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lantus (80 people, 19.23%)
  • Lasix (62 people, 14.90%)
  • Aspirin (54 people, 12.98%)
  • Cymbalta (43 people, 10.34%)
  • Humalog (40 people, 9.62%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Type 2 Diabetes (70 people, 16.83%)
  • Diabetes (57 people, 13.70%)
  • Depression (49 people, 11.78%)
  • High Blood Pressure (44 people, 10.58%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (23 people, 5.53%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Dizziness (54 people, 12.98%)
  • Fall (53 people, 12.74%)
  • Fatigue (47 people, 11.30%)
  • Nausea (46 people, 11.06%)
  • Pain (45 people, 10.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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