Review: could Pradaxa cause Diabetes?


Summary

Diabetes 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. Find out below who they are, when they have Diabetes 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 35,979 users)

Diabetes

Diabetes has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, cardiac failure congestive, diarrhea, stroke (latest reports from 150,532 Diabetes patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

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


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Pradaxa cause Diabetes?

Time on Pradaxa when people have Diabetes *:

  • < 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 when taking Pradaxa *:

  • female: 57.14 %
  • male: 42.86 %

Age of people who have Diabetes 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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