Who have Tuberculosis with Nifedipine - from FDA reports


Tuberculosis is found among people who take Nifedipine, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Enbrel, and have Kidney transplant. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 29,755 people who have side effects when taking Nifedipine from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Feb, 10, 2019

29,755 people reported to have side effects when taking Nifedipine.
Among them, 22 people (0.07%) have Tuberculosis


Number of reports submitted per year:

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Gender of people who have Tuberculosis when taking Nifedipine *:

  • female: 31.82 %
  • male: 68.18 %

Age of people who have Tuberculosis when taking Nifedipine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 22.22 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 5.56 %
  • 50-59: 11.11 %
  • 60+: 61.11 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 4 people, 18.18%
  2. Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin): 4 people, 18.18%
  3. Kidney Transplant: 4 people, 18.18%
  4. Renovascular Hypertension (a syndrome which consists of high blood pressure caused by the kidneys hormonal response): 1 person, 4.55%
  5. Prostate Cancer: 1 person, 4.55%
  6. Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder (abnormal intestinal contractions): 1 person, 4.55%
  7. Essential Hypertension (primary hypertension): 1 person, 4.55%
  8. Diabetes: 1 person, 4.55%
  9. Coronary Heart Disease (narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries): 1 person, 4.55%
  10. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe): 1 person, 4.55%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Prednisone: 5 people, 22.73%
  2. Enbrel: 5 people, 22.73%
  3. Albuterol: 4 people, 18.18%
  4. Furosemide: 4 people, 18.18%
  5. Allopurinol: 4 people, 18.18%
  6. Aspirin: 4 people, 18.18%
  7. Cyclosporine: 4 people, 18.18%
  8. Omeprazole: 4 people, 18.18%
  9. Prograf: 3 people, 13.64%
  10. Ranitidine: 3 people, 13.64%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Fever: 7 people, 31.82%
  2. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood): 7 people, 31.82%
  3. Weakness: 5 people, 22.73%
  4. Haemoglobin Decreased: 5 people, 22.73%
  5. Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs): 4 people, 18.18%
  6. Hyponatremia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration): 4 people, 18.18%
  7. Blood Creatinine Increased: 4 people, 18.18%
  8. Anorexia (eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction and irrational fear of gaining weight): 4 people, 18.18%
  9. Weight Decreased: 3 people, 13.64%
  10. Blood Urea Increased: 3 people, 13.64%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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