Will you 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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Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

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  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on ganciclovir (the active ingredients of Ganciclovir) and Ganciclovir (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Synonyms of Metabolic acidosis are also considered in the study.

What is Ganciclovir?

Ganciclovir has active ingredients of ganciclovir. (latest outcomes from Ganciclovir 3,783 users)

What is Metabolic acidosis?

Metabolic acidosis (body produces too much acid, or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, diabetes, hiv infection, pain (latest reports from 19,480 Metabolic acidosis patients).

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, 18, 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.

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