Review: could Mercaptopurine cause Hypoglycaemia?
Summary: Hypoglycaemia could be caused by Mercaptopurine, especially for people who are male, 2-9 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Methotrexate, and have Acute lymphocytic leukaemia.
We study 5,710 people who have side effects while taking Mercaptopurine from FDA and social media. Among them, 18 have Hypoglycaemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypoglycaemia and more.
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Mercaptopurine (latest outcomes from 5,811 users) has active ingredients of mercaptopurine. It is often used in crohn's disease.
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream) (latest reports from 156,030 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, type 1 diabetes mellitus.
On Apr, 15, 2014: 5,702 people reported to have side effects when taking Mercaptopurine. Among them, 18 people (0.32%) have Hypoglycaemia. They amount to 0.01% of all the 157,565 people who have Hypoglycaemia on eHealthMe.
Time on Mercaptopurine when people have Hypoglycaemia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Hypoglycaemia when taking Mercaptopurine * :
Age of people who have Hypoglycaemia when taking Mercaptopurine * :
Severity of Hypoglycaemia when taking Mercaptopurine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Hypoglycaemia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (5 people, 27.78%)
- Crohn's disease (2 people, 11.11%)
- Rectal lesion (1 people, 5.56%)
- Colitis ulcerative (1 people, 5.56%)
- Pyoderma gangrenosum (1 people, 5.56%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (10 people, 55.56%)
- Vincristine (5 people, 27.78%)
- Prednisone (4 people, 22.22%)
- Vincristine sulfate (4 people, 22.22%)
- Dexamethasone (3 people, 16.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Mercaptopurine (mercaptopurine) is often used for crohn's disease. Find out below the conditions Mercaptopurine is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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I was prescribed Fluticasone Propionate for really bad Allergic Sinusitis however it gave me a real bad headache and it also effected my sugar level dropping it to 71 and I became very thirsty and disoriented and I had a small glass of orange juice to bring the sugar back up I'm a healthy 30 year old male with no history of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in fact I just had a yearly psychical and the lab work came back perfect so it's most likely caused by the drug "Fluticasone Propionate" aka Flonase.
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