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Review: could Amiodarone hydrochloride cause Low blood pressure (Hypotension)?

Summary: Low blood pressure is found among people who take Amiodarone hydrochloride, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Atrial fibrillation/flutter.

We study 2,597 people who have side effects while taking Amiodarone hydrochloride 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 has active ingredients of amiodarone hydrochloride. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from 2,833 Amiodarone hydrochloride 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 107,406 Low blood pressure patients)

On Jan, 16, 2015: 2,597 people reported to have side effects when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride. Among them, 147 people (5.66%) have Low Blood Pressure.

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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