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Review: could Amiodarone cause Low blood pressure?

Summary: Low blood pressure could be caused by Amiodarone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Atrial fibrillation.

We study 2,567 people who have side effects while taking Amiodarone from FDA and social media. Among them, 147 have Low blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Low blood pressure and more.

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Amiodarone hydrochloride

Amiodarone hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,810 users) has active ingredients of amiodarone hydrochloride. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter.

Low blood pressure

Low blood pressure (abnormally low blood pressure) (latest reports from 691,473 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 2,567 people reported to have side effects when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride. Among them, 147 people (5.73%) have Low Blood Pressure. They amount to 0.02% of all the 693,271 people who have Low Blood Pressure on eHealthMe.

Trend of Low blood pressure in Amiodarone hydrochloride reports

Time on Amiodarone hydrochloride when people have Low blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Low blood pressure65.00%15.00%15.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%5.00%

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

FemaleMale
Low blood pressure33.95%66.05%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Low blood pressure0.68%0.00%0.00%0.68%4.05%6.76%7.43%80.41%

Severity of Low blood pressure when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Low blood pressure50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Low blood pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Low blood pressure0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (12 people, 8.16%)
  2. Hypertension (12 people, 8.16%)
  3. Pneumonia (11 people, 7.48%)
  4. Ventricular tachycardia (10 people, 6.80%)
  5. Arrhythmia (9 people, 6.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (39 people, 26.53%)
  2. Furosemide (38 people, 25.85%)
  3. Digoxin (27 people, 18.37%)
  4. Lasix (26 people, 17.69%)
  5. Potassium chloride (23 people, 15.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Amiodarone Hydrochloride (amiodarone hydrochloride) is often used for atrial fibrillation/flutter. Find out below the conditions Amiodarone Hydrochloride is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • My 19 yr old daughter is a Type 1 diabetic since the age of three. She has been having dizzy spells where she says she feels nauseous and like she's going to pass out about once a day around dinner time. Does not correlate with blood sugars but her blood pressure drops to around 94/72 with a heart rate of 122. Could this be related to Prozac that she's been on for years?

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • My doctor had me try 1/2 tab of the Micardis HCT and 2 of the Carvedilol but this only made my BP go too high.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I have been on all 3 drugs for 2-3 years. In the last month I develop severe headaches every day. My Bp is 88/52.

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