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Review: could Novolog cause Pruritus?

Summary: Pruritus could be caused by Novolog, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lantus, and have Diabetes mellitus.

We study 12,190 people who have side effects while taking Novolog from FDA and social media. Among them, 287 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 12,190 people reported to have side effects when taking Novolog. Among them, 287 people (2.35%) have Pruritus. They amount to 0.05% of all the 537,394 people who have Pruritus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pruritus in Novolog reports

Time on Novolog when people have Pruritus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pruritus42.11%15.79%21.05%10.53%10.53%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Novolog * :

FemaleMale
Pruritus55.48%44.52%

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Novolog * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pruritus0.00%0.00%3.27%0.00%6.94%13.47%22.86%53.47%

Severity of Pruritus when taking Novolog ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pruritus ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (55 people, 19.16%)
  2. Hypertension (33 people, 11.50%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (33 people, 11.50%)
  4. Bronchitis (13 people, 4.53%)
  5. Obesity (12 people, 4.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lantus (136 people, 47.39%)
  2. Aspirin (72 people, 25.09%)
  3. Lasix (50 people, 17.42%)
  4. Niaspan (36 people, 12.54%)
  5. Prilosec (36 people, 12.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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