A study for a 88 year old man who takes Dutasteride - from FDA reports


1,686 males aged 88 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 88 year old male patient who has Prostate. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on gender, age, active ingredients of any drugs used. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are considered.

What are the drugs?

What are the conditions?

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Mar, 14, 2019

1,686 males aged 88 (±5) who take Dutasteride are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Dutasteride for a 88-year old man.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 88
  • Gender: male
  • Conditions: Prostate
  • Drugs taken:
    • Dutasteride (dutasteride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Pancreatitis acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)
  2. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  3. Intentional self-injury
  4. Renal impairment (severely reduced kidney function)
  5. Breathing difficulty
  6. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  7. Urinary tract infection
  8. Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus)
  9. Mixed liver injury
  10. Chest pain
1 - 6 months:
  1. Pancreatitis acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)
  2. Hypoglycaemic coma (coma due to deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
  3. Heart rate increased
  4. Protein total decreased
  5. Prostatic specific antigen increased
  6. Blood albumin decreased
  7. Lipase increased
  8. Erection problems
  9. Nonspecific reaction (unspecified reaction)
  10. Prostate cancer
6 - 12 months:
  1. Breast pain
  2. Disease progression
  3. Drug ineffective
  4. 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)
  5. Breast swelling
  6. Haematochezia (passage of stools containing blood)
  7. Liver function test abnormal
  8. Acute kidney failure
  9. Rashes (redness)
  10. Gynaecomastia (enlargement of the gland tissue of the male breast)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Breast pain
  2. Hallucinations (sensations that appear real but are created by your mind)
  3. Visual disturbance
  4. Breathing sounds - abnormal (stridor)
  5. Breast lump (localized swelling that feels different from the surrounding breast tissue)
  6. Pancreatic carcinoma (pancreatic cancer)
  7. Swelling
  8. Septic shock (shock due to blood infection)
  9. Breast cancer male
  10. Constipation
2 - 5 years:
  1. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  4. Eosinophilia (eosinophil count in the peripheral blood exceeds)
  5. Cytolytic hepatitis (dissolution or destruction of a liver cell)
  6. Acute kidney failure
  7. Breast enlargement
  8. Leukocytosis (increased white blood cells)
  9. Hypoalbuminaemia (levels of albumin in blood serum are abnormally low)
  10. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
5 - 10 years:
  1. Haemorrhagic stroke (stroke caused by the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain)
  2. Consciousness - decreased
  3. Respiratory acidosis (respiratory failure or ventilatory failure, causes the ph of blood and other bodily fluids to decrease)
  4. Pneumonia
  5. Breast lump (localized swelling that feels different from the surrounding breast tissue)
  6. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)
  7. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  8. Emphysema (chronic respiratory disease - over inflation of the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs)
  9. Parkinson's disease
  10. Cardiac failure congestive
10+ years:
not specified:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Fall
  3. Dizziness
  4. Breathing difficulty
  5. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  6. Weakness
  7. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  8. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  9. Death
  10. Pneumonia

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure : 195 people, 11.57%
  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): 166 people, 9.85%
  3. High Blood Cholesterol : 80 people, 4.74%
  4. Prostate Cancer : 76 people, 4.51%
  5. Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen): 60 people, 3.56%
  6. Prostatic Disorder : 56 people, 3.32%
  7. Diabetes : 54 people, 3.20%
  8. Prostatomegaly (enlargement of the prostate): 52 people, 3.08%
  9. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 50 people, 2.97%
  10. Preventive Health Care : 47 people, 2.79%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Flomax (204 people, 12.10%)
  2. Lasix (190 people, 11.27%)
  3. Aspirin (174 people, 10.32%)
  4. Plavix (141 people, 8.36%)
  5. Lipitor (117 people, 6.94%)
  6. Coumadin (113 people, 6.70%)
  7. Tamsulosin (100 people, 5.93%)
  8. Pantoprazole (81 people, 4.80%)
  9. Pradaxa (74 people, 4.39%)
  10. Amlodipine (70 people, 4.15%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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