Who have Metabolic acidosis with Ganciclovir - from FDA reports


Metabolic acidosis is found among people who take Ganciclovir, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Bactrim, and have Kidney infection (pyelonephritis). This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,778 people who have side effects when taking Ganciclovir from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Jan, 10, 2019

3,778 people reported to have side effects when taking Ganciclovir.
Among them, 37 people (0.98%) have Metabolic acidosis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ganciclovir cause Metabolic acidosis?

Time on Ganciclovir when people have Metabolic acidosis *:

  • < 1 month: 60 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 40 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Metabolic acidosis when taking Ganciclovir *:

  • female: 27.03 %
  • male: 72.97 %

Age of people who have Metabolic acidosis when taking Ganciclovir *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 5.41 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.7 %
  • 30-39: 16.22 %
  • 40-49: 24.32 %
  • 50-59: 18.92 %
  • 60+: 32.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis): 5 people, 13.51%
  2. Cytomegalovirus Infection: 4 people, 10.81%
  3. Preventive Health Care: 3 people, 8.11%
  4. Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia (fungal infection of the lungs): 3 people, 8.11%
  5. Fungal Infection: 3 people, 8.11%
  6. Enterococcal Infection: 3 people, 8.11%
  7. Analgesic Therapy: 2 people, 5.41%
  8. High Blood Cholesterol: 2 people, 5.41%
  9. Hiv Infection: 2 people, 5.41%
  10. Hyperkalemia (damage to or disease of the kidney): 2 people, 5.41%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Solu-Medrol: 7 people, 18.92%
  2. Bactrim: 7 people, 18.92%
  3. Lamivudine: 6 people, 16.22%
  4. Foscavir: 6 people, 16.22%
  5. Nystatin: 5 people, 13.51%
  6. Clarithromycin: 5 people, 13.51%
  7. Stavudine: 5 people, 13.51%
  8. Fluconazole: 5 people, 13.51%
  9. Cotrim: 5 people, 13.51%
  10. Cellcept: 5 people, 13.51%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure): 15 people, 40.54%
  2. Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction): 11 people, 29.73%
  3. Multi-Organ Failure (multisystem organ failure): 7 people, 18.92%
  4. Urine Output - Decreased: 7 people, 18.92%
  5. Lactic Acidosis (low ph in body tissues): 6 people, 16.22%
  6. Leukopenia (less number of white blood cells in blood): 6 people, 16.22%
  7. Hyperkalemia (damage to or disease of the kidney): 6 people, 16.22%
  8. Pulmonary Congestion (congestion in the lungs): 5 people, 13.51%
  9. Diarrhea: 5 people, 13.51%
  10. Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water): 5 people, 13.51%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study



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