Calcium and Dupuytren's contracture - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Dupuytren's contracture is found among people who take Calcium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Calcium and have Dupuytren's contracture. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 124,609 people who have side effects when taking Calcium from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe enables everyone to run phase IV clinical trial to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor effectiveness. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Most recently, phase IV clinial trails for COVID 19 vaccines have been added, check here.

On Jul, 28, 2022

124,609 people reported to have side effects when taking Calcium.
Among them, 17 people (0.01%) have Dupuytren's contracture.

What is Calcium?

Calcium has active ingredients of calcium. It is often used in osteoporosis. eHealthMe is studying from 127,635 Calcium users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Dupuytren's contracture?

Dupuytren's contracture (thickening of the fibrous tissue layer underneath the skin of the palm and fingers) is found to be associated with 440 drugs and 200 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Calcium and Dupuytren's contracture reports submitted per year:

Could Calcium cause Dupuytren's contracture?

Gender of people who have Dupuytren's contracture when taking Calcium *:

  • female: 86.67 %
  • male: 13.33 %

Age of people who have Dupuytren's contracture when taking Calcium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 40 %
  • 60+: 60 %

Common drugs people take besides Calcium *:

  1. Vitamin D: 5 people, 29.41%
  2. Premarin: 4 people, 23.53%
  3. Acetylsalicylic Acid: 3 people, 17.65%
  4. Prilosec: 3 people, 17.65%
  5. Humira: 3 people, 17.65%
  6. Fosamax: 3 people, 17.65%
  7. Folic Acid: 3 people, 17.65%
  8. Magnesium: 3 people, 17.65%
  9. Metformin: 3 people, 17.65%
  10. Miacalcin: 3 people, 17.65%

Common side effects people have besides Dupuytren's contracture *:

  1. Diarrhea: 9 people, 52.94%
  2. Swallowing Difficulty: 6 people, 35.29%
  3. Back Pain: 6 people, 35.29%
  4. Asthma: 6 people, 35.29%
  5. Nasal Congestion (blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes lining the nose becoming swollen from inflamed blood vessels): 6 people, 35.29%
  6. Joint Pain: 6 people, 35.29%
  7. Drug Ineffective: 6 people, 35.29%
  8. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 6 people, 35.29%
  9. Dry Mouth: 5 people, 29.41%
  10. Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints): 5 people, 29.41%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 6 people, 35.29%
  2. Vasculitis (inflammation of a blood vessel or blood vessels): 3 people, 17.65%
  3. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly, attacks healthy tissue): 3 people, 17.65%
  4. Polymyositis (inflammatory muscle disease that causes weakness of the skeletal muscles): 3 people, 17.65%
  5. Myositis (inflammation of the muscles): 3 people, 17.65%
  6. Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (an autoimmune disease, in which the body's defence system attacks itself): 3 people, 17.65%
  7. Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage): 2 people, 11.76%
  8. Essential Tremor: 2 people, 11.76%
  9. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 2 people, 11.76%
  10. Sarcoma Metastatic (rare cancers that develop in the muscle, bone, nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and the fatty and fibrous tissues spreads to other parts): 1 person, 5.88%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Calcium and have Dupuytren's contracture?

Check whether Dupuytren's contracture is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on calcium (the active ingredients of Calcium) and Calcium (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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