Lyrica and 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 122,481 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA. Among them, 413 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 126,959 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 30,531 Hypoglycemia patients).

On Feb, 24, 2017

122,481 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica.
Among them, 413 people (0.34%) have Hypoglycemia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lyrica cause Hypoglycemia?

Time on Lyrica when people have Hypoglycemia *:

  • < 1 month: 49.21 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 34.92 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.35 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.76 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hypoglycemia when taking Lyrica *:

  • female: 59.75 %
  • male: 40.25 %

Age of people who have Hypoglycemia when taking Lyrica *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.29 %
  • 20-29: 2.05 %
  • 30-39: 6.43 %
  • 40-49: 12.87 %
  • 50-59: 20.18 %
  • 60+: 58.19 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes (71 people, 17.19%)
  • Diabetes (59 people, 14.29%)
  • Depression (49 people, 11.86%)
  • Pain (47 people, 11.38%)
  • High Blood Pressure (44 people, 10.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lantus (80 people, 19.37%)
  • Lasix (62 people, 15.01%)
  • Aspirin (54 people, 13.08%)
  • Cymbalta (44 people, 10.65%)
  • Humalog (40 people, 9.69%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dizziness (55 people, 13.32%)
  • Fall (53 people, 12.83%)
  • Nausea (47 people, 11.38%)
  • Fatigue (47 people, 11.38%)
  • Pain (45 people, 10.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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