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A study for a 71 year old man who takes Viagra - from FDA reports


11,685 males aged 71 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 71 year old male patient who has Nausea. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Feb, 10, 2019

11,685 males aged 71 (±5) who take Viagra are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Viagra for a 71-year old man.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 71
  • Gender: male
  • Conditions: Nausea
  • Drugs taken:
    • Viagra (sildenafil citrate)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Headache (pain in head)
  3. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  4. Coronary artery occlusion (complete obstruction of blood flow in a coronary artery)
  5. Death
  6. Heart palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)
  7. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  8. Tachyarrhythmia (disturbance of the heart rhythm in which the heart rate is abnormally increased)
  9. Pulmonary hypertension (increase in blood pressure in the lung artery)
  10. Skin blushing/flushing (a sudden reddening of the face, neck)
1 - 6 months:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Breathing difficulty
  3. Visual acuity reduced (reduced clearness of vision)
  4. Death
  5. Heart attack
  6. Respiratory acidosis (respiratory failure or ventilatory failure, causes the ph of blood and other bodily fluids to decrease)
  7. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  8. Headache (pain in head)
  9. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  10. Optic ischaemic neuropathy (optic nerve damage due to lack of blood supply)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Death
  3. Ischaemic stroke (stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain)
  4. Systolic hypertension (an elevated systolic blood pressure)
  5. Movement - uncoordinated
  6. Motor dysfunction (dysfunction of a muscle, nerve, or centre that effects or produces motion)
  7. Electrocardiogram qt prolonged
  8. Pneumonia
  9. Acute kidney failure
  10. 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)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Malignant melanoma (skin cancer rises from melancytes)
  3. Breathing difficulty
  4. Pulmonary hypertension (increase in blood pressure in the lung artery)
  5. Headache (pain in head)
  6. Road traffic accident
  7. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  8. Dizziness
  9. Peripheral swelling
  10. Chest pain
2 - 5 years:
  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  2. Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone)
  3. Breathing difficulty
  4. Drug ineffective
  5. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  6. Malignant melanoma (skin cancer rises from melancytes)
  7. Weakness
  8. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  9. Cardiac failure congestive
  10. Headache (pain in head)
5 - 10 years:
  1. Weight increased
  2. Fall
  3. Cardiac failure
  4. Pulmonary hypertension (increase in blood pressure in the lung artery)
  5. Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone)
  6. Femur fracture
  7. Tendonitis (a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons)
  8. Cor pulmonale (enlargement of the right ventricle of the heart)
  9. Cardiac disorder
  10. Cuts and puncture wounds
10+ years:
  1. Malignant melanoma (skin cancer rises from melancytes)
  2. Drug ineffective
  3. Blindness transient (sudden loss of vision)
  4. Cyanopsia (defect of vision in which objects appear tinged with blue)
  5. Macular degeneration (painless eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision)
  6. Cardiac murmur (an heart sound in valve abnormality)
  7. Carotid artery atheroma (swelling of artery wall)
  8. Scotoma (an area of diminished vision within the visual field)
  9. Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen)
  10. Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss)
not specified:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Breathing difficulty
  3. Death
  4. Headache (pain in head)
  5. Heart attack
  6. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  7. Chest pain
  8. Dizziness
  9. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  10. Weakness

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): 1,506 people, 12.89%
  2. Pulmonary Hypertension (increase in blood pressure in the lung artery): 863 people, 7.39%
  3. High Blood Pressure : 652 people, 5.58%
  4. High Blood Cholesterol : 500 people, 4.28%
  5. Diabetes : 266 people, 2.28%
  6. Pain : 201 people, 1.72%
  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): 182 people, 1.56%
  8. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 144 people, 1.23%
  9. Ill-Defined Disorder : 138 people, 1.18%
  10. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 133 people, 1.14%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Lipitor (643 people, 5.50%)
  2. Coumadin (571 people, 4.89%)
  3. Letairis (501 people, 4.29%)
  4. Tracleer (476 people, 4.07%)
  5. Aspirin (430 people, 3.68%)
  6. Tyvaso (404 people, 3.46%)
  7. Lasix (399 people, 3.41%)
  8. Metformin (374 people, 3.20%)
  9. Opsumit (368 people, 3.15%)
  10. Zocor (349 people, 2.99%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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