Could Pradaxa cause Depression - from FDA reports


Summary

Depression is found among people who take Pradaxa, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Atrial fibrillation/flutter . We study 51,291 people who have side effects while taking Pradaxa from FDA. Among them, 170 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Pradaxa

Pradaxa has active ingredients of dabigatran etexilate mesylate. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from Pradaxa 51,943 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 364,926 Depression patients).

On Dec, 24, 2016

51,291 people reported to have side effects when taking Pradaxa.
Among them, 170 people (0.33%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Pradaxa cause Depression?

Time on Pradaxa when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 51.16 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 32.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.63 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.65 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Pradaxa *:

  • female: 48.75 %
  • male: 51.25 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Pradaxa *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.55 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.78 %
  • 40-49: 0.78 %
  • 50-59: 5.43 %
  • 60+: 91.47 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (105 people, 61.76%)
  • High Blood Pressure (35 people, 20.59%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (26 people, 15.29%)
  • Stroke (12 people, 7.06%)
  • Hypothyroidism (12 people, 7.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (23 people, 13.53%)
  • Lasix (21 people, 12.35%)
  • Lisinopril (16 people, 9.41%)
  • Crestor (15 people, 8.82%)
  • Zocor (13 people, 7.65%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (48 people, 28.24%)
  • Weakness (35 people, 20.59%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (29 people, 17.06%)
  • Pain (24 people, 14.12%)
  • Dizziness (24 people, 14.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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