A study for a 72 year old man who takes Norco - from FDA reports


7,013 males aged 72 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 72 year old male patient who has Back Pain. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Feb, 16, 2019

7,013 males aged 72 (±5) who take Norco are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Norco for a 72-year old man.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 72
  • Gender: male
  • Conditions: Back Pain
  • Drugs taken:
    • Norco (acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Fall
  2. Breathing - slowed or stopped
  3. Aneurysm (enlargement of an artery caused by a weakening of the artery wall)
  4. Abnormal behavior
  5. Head injury
  6. Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
  7. Weakness
  8. Pneumonia
  9. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  10. Drug ineffective
1 - 6 months:
  1. Deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  2. Weakness
  3. Rashes (redness)
  4. Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
  5. Acute kidney failure
  6. Mental status changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation)
  7. Death
  8. Autoimmune hepatitis
  9. Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
  10. Pneumonia
6 - 12 months:
  1. Constipation
  2. Drug ineffective
  3. Lung disorder (lung disease)
  4. Localised infection (infection at the single location)
  5. Pneumonia
  6. Skin discoloration
  7. Rashes (redness)
  8. Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nasopharynx)
  9. Pollakiuria (abnormally frequent passage of relatively small quantities or urine)
  10. Head injury
1 - 2 years:
  1. Drug effect decreased
  2. Infection
  3. Aspartate aminotransferase increased
  4. Encephalopathy (functioning of the brain is affected by some agent or condition)
  5. Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage (upper gastrointestinal bleeding)
  6. Bleeding disorders
  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)
  8. Respiratory acidosis (respiratory failure or ventilatory failure, causes the ph of blood and other bodily fluids to decrease)
  9. Alanine aminotransferase increased
  10. Ear pain
2 - 5 years:
  1. Diarrhea
  2. Nosebleed (bleeding from nose)
  3. Dizziness
  4. Death
  5. Colitis microscopic (inflammation of colon with diarrhoea and abdominal cramps)
  6. Fall
  7. Haematuria (presence of blood in urine)
  8. Orthostatic hypotension (a medical condition consisting of a sudden decrease in blood pressure when a person stands up)
  9. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  10. Weakness
5 - 10 years:
  1. Heart attack
  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. Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen)
  4. Obstructive airways disorder (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)
  5. High blood pressure
  6. Stable angina (a constant chest pain)
  7. Asthma
  8. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  9. Depression
  10. Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
10+ years:
  1. Bladder cancer
  2. Testicular mass (mass on testes)
  3. Biliary dyskinesia (motility disorder that affects the gallbladder and sphincter of oddi)
  4. Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  5. Stress and anxiety
  6. General physical health deterioration (weak health status)
  7. Hyperkalemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
  8. Emotional distress
  9. Weight decreased
  10. Diarrhea
not specified:
  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  2. Weakness
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Pneumonia
  5. Breathing difficulty
  6. Diarrhea
  7. Dizziness
  8. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  9. Fall
  10. Death

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 989 people, 14.10%
  2. High Blood Pressure : 611 people, 8.71%
  3. 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): 386 people, 5.50%
  4. High Blood Cholesterol : 359 people, 5.12%
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 312 people, 4.45%
  6. Diabetes : 302 people, 4.31%
  7. Prostate Cancer : 283 people, 4.04%
  8. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 273 people, 3.89%
  9. Constipation : 260 people, 3.71%
  10. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 237 people, 3.38%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Lasix (850 people, 12.12%)
  2. Revlimid (818 people, 11.66%)
  3. Aspirin (796 people, 11.35%)
  4. Lipitor (700 people, 9.98%)
  5. Plavix (588 people, 8.38%)
  6. Prilosec (540 people, 7.70%)
  7. Flomax (524 people, 7.47%)
  8. Lisinopril (503 people, 7.17%)
  9. Coumadin (468 people, 6.67%)
  10. Zofran (445 people, 6.35%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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