Could Mercaptopurine cause Hypoglycaemia - from FDA reports


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 month, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Acute lymphocytic leukemia (all) . We study 8,774 people who have side effects while taking Mercaptopurine from FDA. Among them, 43 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 Mercaptopurine 8,997 users)

Hypoglycaemia

Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream) has been reported by people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, type 1 diabetes (latest reports from 30,523 Hypoglycaemia patients).

On Dec, 21, 2016

8,774 people reported to have side effects when taking Mercaptopurine.
Among them, 43 people (0.49%) have Hypoglycaemia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mercaptopurine cause Hypoglycaemia?

Time on Mercaptopurine when people have Hypoglycaemia *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hypoglycaemia when taking Mercaptopurine *:

  • female: 36.11 %
  • male: 63.89 %

Age of people who have Hypoglycaemia when taking Mercaptopurine *:

  • 0-1: 8.82 %
  • 2-9: 61.76 %
  • 10-19: 17.65 %
  • 20-29: 5.88 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 2.94 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 2.94 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (all) (26 people, 60.47%)
  • Crohn's Disease (3 people, 6.98%)
  • B Precursor Type Acute Leukaemia (2 people, 4.65%)
  • Ulcerative Colitis (1 person, 2.33%)
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum (1 person, 2.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (21 people, 48.84%)
  • Prednisone (6 people, 13.95%)
  • Dexamethasone (6 people, 13.95%)
  • Vincristine Sulfate (4 people, 9.30%)
  • Oncaspar (4 people, 9.30%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hypotension (5 people, 11.63%)
  • Hair Loss (4 people, 9.30%)
  • Ascites (4 people, 9.30%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (3 people, 6.98%)
  • Dehydration (3 people, 6.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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