Sublocade and Kidney stones - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


We study 4,055 people who have side effects when taking Sublocade. Kidney stones is found, especially among people who are male, 30-39 old, also take Nicotine and have Drug dependence.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Sublocade and have Kidney stones. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You may use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 700+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Sep, 26, 2023

4,055 people reported to have side effects when taking Sublocade.
Among them, 7 people (0.17%) have Kidney stones.

What is Sublocade?

Sublocade has active ingredients of buprenorphine. Currently, eHealthMe is studying from 4,058 Sublocade users.

What is Kidney stones?

Kidney stones is found to be associated with 2,985 drugs and 2,046 conditions by eHealthMe. Currently, we are studying 55,806 people who have Kidney stones.

Number of Sublocade and Kidney stones reports submitted per year:

Could Sublocade cause Kidney stones?

Gender of people who have Kidney stones when taking Sublocade *:

  • female: 25 %
  • male: 75 %

Age of people who have Kidney stones when taking Sublocade *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 66.67 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Common drugs people take besides Sublocade *:

  1. Zopiclone: 2 people, 28.57%
  2. Xarelto: 2 people, 28.57%
  3. Ventolin Hfa: 2 people, 28.57%
  4. Varenicline Tartrate: 2 people, 28.57%
  5. Spironolactone: 2 people, 28.57%
  6. Rivaroxaban: 2 people, 28.57%
  7. Risperidone: 2 people, 28.57%
  8. Potassium Chloride: 2 people, 28.57%
  9. Pantoprazole Sodium: 2 people, 28.57%
  10. Nicotine: 2 people, 28.57%

Common side effects people have besides Kidney stones *:

  1. Urinary Incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination): 2 people, 28.57%
  2. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood): 2 people, 28.57%
  3. Asthma: 2 people, 28.57%
  4. Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder): 2 people, 28.57%
  5. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe): 2 people, 28.57%
  6. Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation): 2 people, 28.57%
  7. Galactorrhea (secretion of breast milk in men): 2 people, 28.57%
  8. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 2 people, 28.57%
  9. Hepatic Function Abnormal: 2 people, 28.57%
  10. Injection Site Induration: 2 people, 28.57%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Drug Dependence: 6 people, 85.71%
  2. Deep Venous Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis): 2 people, 28.57%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Sublocade and have Kidney stones?

Check whether Kidney stones is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on buprenorphine (the active ingredients of Sublocade) and Sublocade (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 700+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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