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Review: could Mercaptopurine cause Hypoglycaemia (Hypoglycemia)?

Summary: Hypoglycaemia is found among people who take Mercaptopurine, especially for people who are male, 2-9 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Acute lymphocytic leukemia (all).

We study 5,722 people who have side effects while taking Mercaptopurine from FDA and social media. Among them, 19 have Hypoglycaemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypoglycaemia and more.

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Mercaptopurine

Mercaptopurine has active ingredients of mercaptopurine. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from 5,824 Mercaptopurine users)

Hypoglycaemia

Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream) has been reported by people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, type 1 diabetes mellitus. (latest reports from 28,079 Hypoglycaemia patients)

On Jan, 21, 2015: 5,722 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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  • Can i connect by email with other patients that have hypoglycemia and stevens-johnson syndrome? (1 answer)
    I have had hypoglycemia since childhood, and I have managed it easily until just this weekend. I got S-J two years ago from Bactrim. As I have healed from S-J very slowly and painfully, I was exercising hard, and working hard and slipped a little on not eating enough protein. I started dropping into sugar blackouts and it scared the crap out of me! Still working at being able to eat enough to straighten out low sugar levels. Any suggestions helpful, Thanks, Leann
  • Hot flashes with palpitations and impending doom feelings (1 answer)
    I have suffered from chemotherapy premature menopause for 10 years causing hot flashes with severe palpitations, panic, muscle weakness and fatigue; also come after anaerobic exercise with breathlessness. Any physical stress and anxiety will provoke them. I also get low blood sugar.

    I'm looking into thiamine deficiency as I also have irritable bowel symptoms and pass large amounts of urine which may deplete my levels.

    Any ideas?
  • Remicade or ulcerative colitis causing joint pain?
    Im also on mesalamine, 6 mp and trazadone. Ive had joint pain in elbow before but i realised it was caused by taking cortenema. I stoped the med and pain went away. After my first infusion of remicade (2days) i started with the knee, ankle, elbows , wrists and hands pain. The more i do. The worst the pain gets. Dr seemed to think it was caused by the UC but the timming of when the pain started is too close to e remicade. Ive had 3 doses. Still in pain every day. UC symptoms are much less severe than before. So why would the UC cause my joint pain?
  • What studies have been done for the hypoglycemia/lipoma connection because i have both
    I have hypoglycemia (not diabetes related) that I was told is caused by faulty protein digestion. I also have numerous lipomas in my thighs. I also have degenerative discs in my back as well as hip arthritis. I would like to know how to deal with these problems. The hypoglycemia, which causes me shortness of breath, seems to run in the family since my son also has it. I tried a vegan diet and my hypoglycemia got worse.
  • My doctor has me on both mercaptopurine and cimzia. is this dangerous? do i need to take both for colitis and crohn's disease
    is this dangerous to take both drugs for colitis crohn's diseaase

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