Review: could Novolog cause Pruritus?


Summary

Pruritus is found among people who take Novolog, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Lantus, and have Diabetes . We study 22,189 people who have side effects while taking Novolog from FDA and social media. Among them, 455 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.

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Novolog

Novolog has active ingredients of insulin aspart recombinant. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Novolog 22,928 users)

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,247 Pruritus patients).

On Nov, 27, 2016

22,189 people reported to have side effects when taking Novolog.
Among them, 455 people (2.05%) have Pruritus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Novolog cause Pruritus?

Time on Novolog when people have Pruritus *:

  • < 1 month: 18.75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 31.25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Novolog *:

  • female: 62.19 %
  • male: 37.81 %

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Novolog *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.69 %
  • 20-29: 0.56 %
  • 30-39: 5.93 %
  • 40-49: 12.43 %
  • 50-59: 25.42 %
  • 60+: 53.95 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lantus (200 people, 43.96%)
  • Aspirin (66 people, 14.51%)
  • Levemir (61 people, 13.41%)
  • Lasix (60 people, 13.19%)
  • Neurontin (43 people, 9.45%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Novolog, learn more)

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Type 2 Diabetes (72 people, 15.82%)
  • High Blood Pressure (56 people, 12.31%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (51 people, 11.21%)
  • Pain (28 people, 6.15%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (23 people, 5.05%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Rashes (143 people, 31.43%)
  • Nausea (102 people, 22.42%)
  • Weakness (72 people, 15.82%)
  • Fatigue (70 people, 15.38%)
  • Pain (66 people, 14.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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