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A study for a 67 year old woman who takes Insulin - from FDA reports

3,767 females aged 67 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 67 year old female patient who has Alzheimer's Disease. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Feb, 10, 2019

3,767 females aged 67 (±5) who take Insulin are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Insulin for a 67-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 67
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Alzheimer's Disease
  • Drugs taken:
    • Insulin (insulin pork)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Pneumonia
  2. Atrial fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles)
  3. Acute kidney failure
  4. Fear
  5. Muscle abscess (pus in muscle)
  6. Respiratory acidosis (respiratory failure or ventilatory failure, causes the ph of blood and other bodily fluids to decrease)
  7. Renal injury (kidney injury)
  8. Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable)
  9. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  10. Emotional distress
1 - 6 months:
  1. Nausea and vomiting
  2. Abdominal pain upper
  3. Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  4. Pleural effusion (water on the lungs)
  5. Ureteric obstruction
  6. Complications of transplanted kidney
  7. Diabetic ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)
  8. Blood creatinine increased
  9. Septic shock (shock due to blood infection)
  10. Cytomegalovirus infection
6 - 12 months:
  1. Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone)
  2. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  3. Head injury
  4. Traumatic haematoma (a blood clot in body due to trauma)
  5. Cephalhaematoma (haemorrhage of blood between the skull)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Scapula fracture (a fracture of the scapula, the shoulder blade)
  2. Infection
  3. Subdural haemorrhage (bleeding between the skull and the surface of the brain)
  4. Abdominal pain
  5. Fever
  6. Hyperthyroidism (over activity of the thyroid gland)
  7. Acute kidney failure
  8. Swelling
  9. Pubis fracture
  10. Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat)
2 - 5 years:
  1. Coronary heart disease (narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries)
  2. Aneurysm (enlargement of an artery caused by a weakening of the artery wall)
  3. Quality of life decreased
  4. Heart attack
  5. Cellulitis (infection under the skin)
  6. Hypoglycaemic coma (coma due to deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
  7. Myocardial ischaemia (the blood flow through one or more of the blood vessels that lead to heart (coronary arteries) is decreased)
  8. Abscess (pus)
  9. Craniocerebral injury (injury to cranium and brain)
  10. Enlarged heart
5 - 10 years:
  1. Fall
  2. Weakness
  3. Hip fracture
  4. Heart attack
  5. Skin ulcer
  6. Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen)
  7. Injection site nodule (small swelling or aggregation of cells in the body, esp. an abnormal one at injection site)
  8. Diabetic neuropathy (neuropathic disorders that are associated with diabetes mellitus)
  9. Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nasopharynx)
  10. Gait disturbance
10+ years:
  1. Weight increased
  2. Shock hypoglycaemic (a life-threatening condition with symptoms like low blood pressure, weakness, shallow breathing, cold, clammy skin due to less sugar in body)
  3. Blood glucose decreased
  4. Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)
  5. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  6. Blood glucose increased
  7. Diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  8. Gastric ulcer haemorrhage (bleeding ulcer of stomach)
  9. Blood glucose fluctuation
  10. Pneumonia
not specified:
  1. Blood glucose increased
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Drug ineffective
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Weakness
  6. Diarrhea
  7. Nausea and vomiting
  8. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  9. Fall
  10. High blood pressure

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure : 565 people, 15.00%
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 321 people, 8.52%
  3. High Blood Cholesterol : 318 people, 8.44%
  4. Pain : 183 people, 4.86%
  5. Preventive Health Care : 125 people, 3.32%
  6. Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development): 116 people, 3.08%
  7. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles): 116 people, 3.08%
  8. Depression : 106 people, 2.81%
  9. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 106 people, 2.81%
  10. Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin): 85 people, 2.26%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Metformin (644 people, 17.10%)
  2. Lantus (289 people, 7.67%)
  3. Amlodipine (274 people, 7.27%)
  4. Lasix (244 people, 6.48%)
  5. Lipitor (188 people, 4.99%)
  6. Synthroid (188 people, 4.99%)
  7. Humira (169 people, 4.49%)
  8. Lyrica (146 people, 3.88%)
  9. Plavix (135 people, 3.58%)
  10. Pantoprazole (133 people, 3.53%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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