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Review: could Mercaptopurine cause Hypoglycaemia (Hypoglycemia)?

We study 5,718 people who have side effects while taking Mercaptopurine from FDA and social media. Among them, 17 have Hypoglycaemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypoglycaemia and more.

Mercaptopurine

Mercaptopurine (latest outcomes from 5,823 users) has active ingredients of mercaptopurine. It is often used in crohn's disease.

Hypoglycaemia

Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream) (latest reports from 158,061 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, type 1 diabetes mellitus.

On Sep, 23, 2014: 5,718 people reported to have side effects when taking Mercaptopurine. Among them, 19 people (0.33%) have Hypoglycaemia.

Trend of Hypoglycaemia in Mercaptopurine reports

Time on Mercaptopurine when people have Hypoglycaemia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hypoglycaemia25.00%25.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hypoglycaemia when taking Mercaptopurine * :

FemaleMale
Hypoglycaemia35.00%65.00%

Age of people who have Hypoglycaemia when taking Mercaptopurine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hypoglycaemia0.00%52.63%26.32%5.26%0.00%5.26%0.00%10.53%

Severity of Hypoglycaemia when taking Mercaptopurine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hypoglycaemia0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Hypoglycaemia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hypoglycaemia50.00%50.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (5 people, 26.32%)
  2. Crohn's disease (2 people, 10.53%)
  3. Colitis ulcerative (1 people, 5.26%)
  4. Pyoderma gangrenosum (1 people, 5.26%)
  5. Rectal lesion (1 people, 5.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (11 people, 57.89%)
  2. Vincristine (5 people, 26.32%)
  3. Prednisone (4 people, 21.05%)
  4. Vincristine sulfate (4 people, 21.05%)
  5. Dexamethasone (3 people, 15.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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