Novorapid and Hypokalaemic syndrome - from FDA reports

Hypokalaemic syndrome is found among people who take Novorapid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lantus, and have Type 2 diabetes. This review analyzes which people have Hypokalaemic syndrome with Novorapid. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 10,541 people who have side effects when taking Novorapid from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 26, 2018

10,541 people reported to have side effects when taking Novorapid.
Among them, 74 people (0.7%) have Hypokalaemic syndrome

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Could Novorapid cause Hypokalaemic syndrome?

Time on Novorapid when people have Hypokalaemic syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 77.78 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 22.22 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hypokalaemic syndrome when taking Novorapid *:

  • female: 60.81 %
  • male: 39.19 %

Age of people who have Hypokalaemic syndrome when taking Novorapid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 8.57 %
  • 20-29: 2.86 %
  • 30-39: 4.29 %
  • 40-49: 4.29 %
  • 50-59: 24.29 %
  • 60+: 55.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes: 13 people, 17.57%
  • High Blood Pressure: 9 people, 12.16%
  • Pain: 7 people, 9.46%
  • Preventive Health Care: 5 people, 6.76%
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (All) (cancer of the white blood cells characterized by excess lymphoblasts): 4 people, 5.41%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lantus: 26 people, 35.14%
  • Slow-K: 15 people, 20.27%
  • Aldactone: 11 people, 14.86%
  • Lasix: 10 people, 13.51%
  • Levemir: 9 people, 12.16%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar): 15 people, 20.27%
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness): 9 people, 12.16%
  • Interstitial Lung Disease: 7 people, 9.46%
  • Blood Creatinine Increased: 7 people, 9.46%
  • Anaemia (lack of blood): 7 people, 9.46%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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