Review: could Pradaxa cause Diabetes Mellitus?


Summary

Diabetes mellitus is found among people who take Pradaxa, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Atenolol, and have Atrial fibrillation . We study 37,960 people who have side effects while taking Pradaxa from FDA and social media. Among them, 37 have Diabetes mellitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Diabetes mellitus and more.

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Pradaxa

Pradaxa has active ingredients of dabigatran etexilate mesylate. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Pradaxa 38,203 users)

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, cardiac failure congestive, diarrhea, stroke (latest reports from 150,532 Diabetes mellitus patients).

On Aug, 27, 2016

37,960 people reported to have side effects when taking Pradaxa.
Among them, 37 people (0.1%) have Diabetes Mellitus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Pradaxa cause Diabetes mellitus?

Time on Pradaxa when people have Diabetes Mellitus *:

  • < 1 month: 57.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Diabetes Mellitus when taking Pradaxa *:

  • female: 57.14 %
  • male: 42.86 %

Age of people who have Diabetes Mellitus when taking Pradaxa *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 20 %
  • 60+: 80 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (17 people)
  • Hypertension (16 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (8 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (6 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Atenolol (7 people)
  • Aspirin (6 people)
  • Simvastatin (5 people)
  • Digoxin (5 people)
  • Crestor (5 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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