Review: could Zantac cause Low Blood Sugar?


Summary

Low blood sugar is found among people who take Zantac, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Osteoporosis . We study 39,624 people who have side effects while taking Zantac from FDA and social media. Among them, 167 have Low blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have Low blood sugar and more.

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Zantac

Zantac has active ingredients of ranitidine hydrochloride. It is often used in indigestion. (latest outcomes from Zantac 46,871 users)

Low Blood Sugar

Low blood sugar has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, blood glucose increased, abdominal pain, hypoglycemia, blood glucose decreased (latest reports from 29,799 Low blood sugar patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

39,624 people reported to have side effects when taking Zantac.
Among them, 167 people (0.42%) have Low Blood Sugar


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zantac cause Low blood sugar?

Time on Zantac when people have Low Blood Sugar *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Low Blood Sugar when taking Zantac *:

  • female: 47.88 %
  • male: 52.12 %

Age of people who have Low Blood Sugar when taking Zantac *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.16 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 4.32 %
  • 30-39: 4.32 %
  • 40-49: 12.95 %
  • 50-59: 28.06 %
  • 60+: 48.2 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (18 people, 10.78%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (15 people, 8.98%)
  • Anxiety (13 people, 7.78%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (11 people, 6.59%)
  • Pain (10 people, 5.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (35 people, 20.96%)
  • Lasix (34 people, 20.36%)
  • Prevacid (29 people, 17.37%)
  • Lisinopril (27 people, 16.17%)
  • Zometa (26 people, 15.57%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hypertension (47 people, 28.14%)
  • Fall (43 people, 25.75%)
  • Dyspnoea (38 people, 22.75%)
  • Nausea (36 people, 21.56%)
  • Anaemia (35 people, 20.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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