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Review: could Acetazolamide cause Low blood pressure (Hypotension)?

Summary: Low blood pressure is found among people who take Acetazolamide, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Angioplasty.

We study 1,224 people who have side effects while taking Acetazolamide from FDA and social media. Among them, 63 have Low blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Low blood pressure and more.

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Acetazolamide has active ingredients of acetazolamide. It is often used in pseudotumor cerebri. (latest outcomes from 1,299 Acetazolamide users)

Low blood pressure

Low blood pressure (abnormally low blood pressure) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, depression. (latest reports from 107,433 Low blood pressure patients)

On Apr, 5, 2015: 1,224 people reported to have side effects when taking Acetazolamide. Among them, 63 people (5.15%) have Low Blood Pressure.

Trend of Low blood pressure in Acetazolamide reports

Time on Acetazolamide when people have Low blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Low blood pressure100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Low blood pressure when taking Acetazolamide * :

Low blood pressure63.49%36.51%

Age of people who have Low blood pressure when taking Acetazolamide * :

Low blood pressure1.72%1.72%6.90%13.79%12.07%10.34%10.34%43.10%

Severity of Low blood pressure when taking Acetazolamide ** :


How people recovered from Low blood pressure ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Coronary angioplasty (5 people, 7.94%)
  2. Nausea (5 people, 7.94%)
  3. Respiratory disorder (5 people, 7.94%)
  4. Anaesthesia (5 people, 7.94%)
  5. Heart valve replacement (4 people, 6.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (23 people, 36.51%)
  2. Potassium chloride (21 people, 33.33%)
  3. Furosemide (18 people, 28.57%)
  4. Heparin sodium injection (16 people, 25.40%)
  5. Colace (15 people, 23.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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