Fentanyl and Polydipsia - from FDA reports

Polydipsia is found among people who take Fentanyl, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Neurontin, and have Multiple myeloma. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 54,641 people who have side effects when taking Fentanyl from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Aug, 18, 2018

54,641 people reported to have side effects when taking Fentanyl.
Among them, 26 people (0.05%) have Polydipsia

Number of reports submitted per year:

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Gender of people who have Polydipsia when taking Fentanyl *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Polydipsia when taking Fentanyl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 12.5 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 62.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 9 people, 34.62%
  2. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 4 people, 15.38%
  3. Hiv Infection: 3 people, 11.54%
  4. Urinary Tract Infection: 1 person, 3.85%
  5. Post Laminectomy Syndrome: 1 person, 3.85%
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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Neurontin: 15 people, 57.69%
  2. Aredia: 14 people, 53.85%
  3. Revlimid: 14 people, 53.85%
  4. Zometa: 14 people, 53.85%
  5. Simvastatin: 13 people, 50.00%
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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Urination - Excessive Volume: 22 people, 84.62%
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 16 people, 61.54%
  3. Anaemia (lack of blood): 15 people, 57.69%
  4. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 15 people, 57.69%
  5. Nausea And Vomiting: 15 people, 57.69%
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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