A study for a 51 year old woman who takes Metformin, Actos - from FDA reports


1,305 females aged 51 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied. This is a personalized study for a 51 year old female patient who has Insulin Resistance. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.



On Jun, 13, 2018

1,305 females aged 51 (±5) who take Metformin, Actos are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Metformin, Actos for a 51-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 51
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Insulin Resistance
  • Drugs taken:
    • Metformin (metformin hydrochloride)
    • Actos (pioglitazone hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Uti(urinary tract infection): 16 (1.23% of females aged 51 (±5) who take the drugs)

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
  • Uti in Metformin: 403 (2.32% of females aged 51 (±5) who take Metformin)
  • Uti in Actos: 58 (2.03% of females aged 51 (±5) who take Actos)

Most common drug interactions over time

< 1 month:
  1. Abdominal pain lower
  2. Weight increased
  3. Itching
  4. Bleeding into the skin
  5. Headache (pain in head)
1 - 6 months:
  1. Non-small cell lung cancer metastatic (type of epithelial lung cancer spreads to other parts)
  2. Neoplasm malignant (cancer tumour)
  3. Toothaches (tooth pain)
  4. Panic disorder
  5. Lung cancer metastatic (lung cancer spreads to other parts)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Heart attack
  2. Bladder pain
  3. Abdominal discomfort
  4. Splenomegaly (enlargement of spleen)
  5. Vulvovaginal discomfort
1 - 2 years:
  1. Weight increased
  2. Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen)
  3. Adverse event
  4. Abdominal pain
  5. Joint pain
2 - 5 years:
  1. Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  2. Lactic acidosis (low ph in body tissues)
  3. Hyperkalemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
  4. Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
  5. Diarrhea
5 - 10 years:
  1. Pain
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Injury
  4. Transient ischaemic attack (a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow))
  5. Heart disease
10+ years:
  1. Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)
  2. Urinary tract infection
  3. Tooth disorder (tooth disease)
  4. Fracture delayed union (delayed cure of broken bone)
  5. Osteopenia (a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal)
not specified:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Blood glucose increased
  3. Weight decreased
  4. Nausea and vomiting
  5. Weight increased

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure : 101 people, 7.74%
  2. Depression : 83 people, 6.36%
  3. High Blood Cholesterol : 80 people, 6.13%
  4. Pain : 46 people, 3.52%
  5. Stress And Anxiety : 44 people, 3.37%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Byetta (411 people, 31.49%)
  2. Lipitor (175 people, 13.41%)
  3. Lantus (136 people, 10.42%)
  4. Lisinopril (134 people, 10.27%)
  5. Amaryl (118 people, 9.04%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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