A study for a 63 year old man who takes Diclofenac Sodium - from FDA reports


5,587 males aged 63 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 63 year old male patient who has Gout. 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.

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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

5,587 males aged 63 (±5) who take Diclofenac Sodium are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Diclofenac Sodium for a 63-year old man.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 63
  • Gender: male
  • Conditions: Gout
  • Drugs taken:
    • Diclofenac Sodium (diclofenac sodium)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Fever
  2. Rashes (redness)
  3. Loss of consciousness
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  5. Anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death)
  6. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  7. Pneumonia
  8. Head injury
  9. Blood creatinine increased
  10. C-reactive protein increased
1 - 6 months:
  1. Fever
  2. Gastric ulcer (stomach ulcer)
  3. Muscle aches (muscle pain)
  4. Haemoglobin decreased
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  6. Renal impairment (severely reduced kidney function)
  7. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (systemic activation of blood coagulation)
  8. Diarrhea
  9. Acute kidney failure
  10. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Dizziness
  2. Gastric haemorrhage (bleeding stomach)
  3. Rashes (redness)
  4. Chest pain
  5. Tongue ulceration (ulcers on tongue)
  6. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  7. Skin ulcer
  8. Acute myocardial infarction (acute heart attack)
  9. Intestinal villi atrophy (erosion of the tiny villi in the intestines that help in absorb nutrients)
  10. Taste - impaired
1 - 2 years:
  1. Diarrhea
  2. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  3. Peritonitis (inflammation of the peritoneum, the thin tissue that lines the inner wall of the abdomen and covers most of the abdominal organs)
  4. Fever
  5. Chronic kidney disease
  6. Back pain
  7. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  8. Renal impairment (severely reduced kidney function)
  9. Weight decreased
  10. Abdominal pain
2 - 5 years:
  1. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  2. Blood urea increased
  3. Renal disorder (kidney disease)
  4. Pneumonia
  5. Pleural effusion (water on the lungs)
  6. Multi-organ failure (multisystem organ failure)
  7. Haemoglobin decreased
  8. Rashes (redness)
  9. Faeces discolored
  10. Acute kidney failure
5 - 10 years:
  1. Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  2. Musculoskeletal pain (pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves)
  3. Xeroderma (dry skin include itching and red, cracked or flaky skin)
  4. Fever
  5. Pressure ulcer
  6. Diarrhea
  7. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  8. Palmar-plantar erythrodysaesthesia syndrome (hand-foot syndrome)
  9. Generalised oedema (swelling all over the body)
  10. Pleural effusion (water on the lungs)
10+ years:
  1. Nausea and vomiting
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine)
  4. Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  5. Disease progression
  6. Chest pain
  7. Haematochezia (passage of stools containing blood)
  8. Gastric ulcer haemorrhage (bleeding ulcer of stomach)
  9. Weight decreased
  10. Iron deficiency anaemia
not specified:
  1. Fever
  2. Breathing difficulty
  3. Drug ineffective
  4. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Rashes (redness)
  7. Weakness
  8. Diarrhea
  9. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  10. Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 637 people, 11.40%
  2. High Blood Pressure : 449 people, 8.04%
  3. Preventive Health Care : 333 people, 5.96%
  4. Back Pain : 281 people, 5.03%
  5. High Blood Cholesterol : 243 people, 4.35%
  6. Joint Pain : 228 people, 4.08%
  7. Diabetes : 200 people, 3.58%
  8. Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint): 134 people, 2.40%
  9. Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell (lung cancer): 116 people, 2.08%
  10. Cancer Pain : 113 people, 2.02%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Omeprazole (377 people, 6.75%)
  2. Methotrexate (340 people, 6.09%)
  3. Prednisolone (299 people, 5.35%)
  4. Aspirin (267 people, 4.78%)
  5. Humira (248 people, 4.44%)
  6. Enbrel (220 people, 3.94%)
  7. Folic Acid (216 people, 3.87%)
  8. Lasix (204 people, 3.65%)
  9. Simvastatin (201 people, 3.60%)
  10. Amlodipine (184 people, 3.29%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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