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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 (latest outcomes from 5,823 users) has active ingredients of mercaptopurine. It is often used in crohn's disease.
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.
Time on Mercaptopurine when people have Hypoglycaemia * :
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Gender of people who have Hypoglycaemia when taking Mercaptopurine * :
Age of people who have Hypoglycaemia when taking Mercaptopurine * :
Severity of Hypoglycaemia when taking Mercaptopurine ** :
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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, 26.32%)
- Crohn's disease (2 people, 10.53%)
- Colitis ulcerative (1 people, 5.26%)
- Pyoderma gangrenosum (1 people, 5.26%)
- Rectal lesion (1 people, 5.26%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (11 people, 57.89%)
- Vincristine (5 people, 26.32%)
- Prednisone (4 people, 21.05%)
- Vincristine sulfate (4 people, 21.05%)
- Dexamethasone (3 people, 15.79%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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This could be a coincidence, but after stopping 20mg/day Omeprazole just over a week ago, I've been experiencing feeling of low blood sugar starting within a few days, but I didn't make a connection between the two issues.
Although I wake up feeling fine, low blood sugar symptoms happen not long after eating, and it doesn't seem to only happen after eating high carbohydrate/sugary foods. Eating protein along with sugary foods doesn't seem to prevent it from occurring.
From this study (1 week ago):
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From this study (2 weeks ago):
Blood sugar drops 2 to 4 hours after eating
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