Review: could Androgel cause High blood pressure?
Summary: High blood pressure could be caused by Androgel, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Blood testosterone decreased.
We study 4,082 people who have side effects while taking Androgel from FDA and social media. Among them, 116 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 4,099 people reported to have side effects when taking Androgel. Among them, 116 people (2.83%) have High Blood Pressure. They amount to 0.01% of all the 1,139,508 people who have High Blood Pressure on eHealthMe.
Time on Androgel when people have High blood pressure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|High blood pressure||27.03%||32.43%||13.51%||13.51%||13.51%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have High blood pressure when taking Androgel * :
|High blood pressure||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.87%||12.15%||32.71%||53.27% |
Severity of High blood pressure when taking Androgel ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|High blood pressure||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from High blood pressure ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|High blood pressure||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood testosterone decreased (37 people, 31.90%)
- Hypertension (34 people, 29.31%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (13 people, 11.21%)
- Pain (11 people, 9.48%)
- Hypogonadism (9 people, 7.76%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (42 people, 36.21%)
- Lipitor (22 people, 18.97%)
- Testosterone (19 people, 16.38%)
- Nexium (17 people, 14.66%)
- Coumadin (17 people, 14.66%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (4 months ago):
Steady decline for four years, but extreme decline over two months leading me in to hospital
From this study (4 months ago):
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From this study (4 years ago):
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