A study for a 59 year old woman who takes Spironolactone - from FDA reports


7,386 females aged 59 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 59 year old female patient who has Hypertension. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On May, 15, 2018

7,386 females aged 59 (±5) who take Spironolactone are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Spironolactone for a 59-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 59
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Hypertension
  • Drugs taken:
    • Spironolactone (spironolactone)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Photosensitivity Reaction: 13 (0.18% of females aged 59 (±5) who take the drug)

As an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea

As an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)
  2. Hyperkalemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Bradyphrenia (neurological term referring to the slowness of thought common to many disorders of the brain)
  5. Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
1 - 6 months:
  1. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  2. Hyperkalemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
  3. Nausea and vomiting
  4. Diarrhea
  5. Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Oedema peripheral (superficial swelling)
  2. Pneumonia
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Pain
  5. Osteonecrosis of jaw (death of bone of jaw)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Weakness
  2. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  3. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  4. Hyponatremia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
  5. Blood creatinine increased
2 - 5 years:
  1. Hepatorenal syndrome (renal failure in patients with advanced chronic liver disease)
  2. Ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity)
  3. Hyperkalemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
  4. Skin necrosis (skin damage)
  5. Cellulitis (infection under the skin)
5 - 10 years:
  1. Depression
  2. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  3. Spinal cord disorder (disease of spinal cord)
  4. Mouth injury
  5. Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)
10+ years:
  1. Bone disorder
  2. Mouth haemorrhage (bleeding from mouth)
  3. Osteonecrosis of jaw (death of bone of jaw)
  4. Malignant neoplasm progression (cancer tumour came back)
  5. Tooth extraction
not specified:
  1. Breathing difficulty
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Weakness
  5. Headache (pain in head)

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (primary high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of your heart): 656 people, 8.88%
  2. Pulmonary Hypertension (increase in blood pressure in the lung artery): 425 people, 5.75%
  3. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 423 people, 5.73%
  4. Diabetes : 395 people, 5.35%
  5. Pain : 386 people, 5.23%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Lasix (1,776 people, 24.05%)
  2. Furosemide (1,016 people, 13.76%)
  3. Synthroid (558 people, 7.55%)
  4. Aspirin (509 people, 6.89%)
  5. Coumadin (490 people, 6.63%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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