Androgel and Pulmonary hypertension - from FDA reports


Summary

Pulmonary hypertension is found among people who take Androgel, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Lasix, and have Thalassaemia . We study 17,270 people who have side effects while taking Androgel from FDA. Among them, 31 have Pulmonary hypertension. Find out below who they are, when they have Pulmonary hypertension and more.

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Androgel

Androgel has active ingredients of testosterone. It is often used in testosterone. (latest outcomes from Androgel 17,859 users)

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension (increase in blood pressure in the lung artery) has been reported by people with pulmonary hypertension, primary pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis (latest reports from 50,417 Pulmonary hypertension patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

17,270 people reported to have side effects when taking Androgel.
Among them, 31 people (0.18%) have Pulmonary Hypertension


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Androgel cause Pulmonary hypertension?

Time on Androgel when people have Pulmonary Hypertension *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.5 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pulmonary Hypertension when taking Androgel *:

  • female: 3.23 %
  • male: 96.77 %

Age of people who have Pulmonary Hypertension when taking Androgel *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 4.17 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 20.83 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 41.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Thalassaemia (6 people, 19.35%)
  • Blood Testosterone Decreased (4 people, 12.90%)
  • Osteoporosis (3 people, 9.68%)
  • Pain (2 people, 6.45%)
  • Iron Overload (2 people, 6.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (7 people, 22.58%)
  • Testim (6 people, 19.35%)
  • Exjade (6 people, 19.35%)
  • Aspirin (6 people, 19.35%)
  • Folic Acid (5 people, 16.13%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pulmonary Embolism (12 people, 38.71%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (9 people, 29.03%)
  • Abdominal Discomfort (8 people, 25.81%)
  • Weakness (7 people, 22.58%)
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis (7 people, 22.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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