A study for a 79 year old woman who takes W Factor - from FDA reports

1,429 females aged 79 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 79 year old female patient who has Atrial Fibrillation. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Jan, 22, 2019

1,429 females aged 79 (±5) who take W Factor are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

W Factor for a 79-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 79
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Atrial Fibrillation
  • Drugs taken:
    • W Factor (biotin)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Difficulty In Walking: 0 (0% of females aged 79 (±5) who take the drug)
  • Dizziness: 0 (0% of females aged 79 (±5) who take the drug)
  • Postural Hypotension: 0 (0% of females aged 79 (±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. Weight decreased
  2. Lower respiratory tract infection
  3. Aspergillus test positive
  4. Diabetes insipidus - nephrogenic (diabetes caused by a deficiency of the pituitary hormone vasopressin, which regulates kidney function)
  5. Fungal infection
  6. Paraparesis (partial paralysis of the lower limbs)
  7. Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)
  8. Delirium (wild excitement)
  9. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  10. Polyneuropathy (neurological disorder that occurs when many peripheral nerves throughout the body malfunction simultaneously)
1 - 6 months:
  1. Confusional state
  2. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Fever
  5. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  6. Dry mouth
  7. Blood creatinine increased
  8. Hair loss
  9. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus)
  10. Anaemia (lack of blood)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  2. Diabetic nephropathy (diabetic kidney disease)
  3. Hair color changes
  4. Hyperkalemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
  5. Diabetes
  6. Blood creatinine increased
  7. Blood uric acid increased
1 - 2 years:
  1. Therapeutic response unexpected
  2. Sleep walking (walking during sleep)
  3. Nail hypertrophy (overgrowth or thickening of the nail)
  4. Excessive or unwanted hair in women
  5. Hair loss
  6. Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)
  7. Hair growth abnormal
  8. Blood thyroid stimulating hormone increased
  9. Cerebral haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)
2 - 5 years:
5 - 10 years:
10+ years:
not specified:
  1. Abdominal discomfort
  2. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  3. Fever
  4. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  5. Weight increased
  6. Memory loss
  7. Indigestion
  8. Chest pain
  9. Heart attack
  10. Death

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure : 183 people, 12.81%
  2. High Blood Cholesterol : 159 people, 11.13%
  3. Hair Loss : 157 people, 10.99%
  4. Pain : 101 people, 7.07%
  5. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 92 people, 6.44%
  6. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 85 people, 5.95%
  7. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 81 people, 5.67%
  8. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 73 people, 5.11%
  9. Routine Health Maintenance : 71 people, 4.97%
  10. Cardiac Disorder : 70 people, 4.90%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Vitamin D3 (275 people, 19.24%)
  2. Vitamin D (233 people, 16.31%)
  3. Calcium (229 people, 16.03%)
  4. Fish Oil (213 people, 14.91%)
  5. Vitamin B12 (203 people, 14.21%)
  6. Synthroid (180 people, 12.60%)
  7. Vitamin C (162 people, 11.34%)
  8. Magnesium (126 people, 8.82%)
  9. Tylenol (97 people, 6.79%)
  10. Lasix (86 people, 6.02%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

You are not alone:

What are the drugs?

  • W factor has active ingredients of biotin.

What are the conditions?

What are the symtoms?

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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