Review: could Aspirin cause Water Retention?


Water retention is found among people who take Aspirin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Lasix, and have Pulmonary arterial hypertension . We study 180,508 people who have side effects while taking Aspirin from FDA and social media. Among them, 826 have Water retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Water retention and more.

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Aspirin has active ingredients of aspirin. It is often used in preventive health care. (latest outcomes from Aspirin 184,887 users)

Water Retention

Water retention has been reported by people with hair loss, joint pain, blood urea increased, urinary tract infection, osteoarthritis (latest reports from 20,586 Water retention patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

180,508 people reported to have side effects when taking Aspirin.
Among them, 826 people (0.46%) have Water Retention

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aspirin cause Water retention?

Time on Aspirin when people have Water Retention *:

  • < 1 month: 10.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.26 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 15.79 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.79 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.26 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 42.11 %
  • 10+ years: 5.26 %

Gender of people who have Water Retention when taking Aspirin *:

  • female: 62.88 %
  • male: 37.12 %

Age of people who have Water Retention when taking Aspirin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.75 %
  • 30-39: 1.64 %
  • 40-49: 6.88 %
  • 50-59: 23.02 %
  • 60+: 67.71 %

Severity if Water Retention when taking Aspirin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 55.56 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 11.11 %

How people recovered from Water Retention **:

  • while on drug: 14.29 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 85.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (100 people)
  • Hypertension (68 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (53 people)
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (36 people)
  • Pain (31 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (180 people)
  • Furosemide (129 people)
  • Lipitor (122 people)
  • Plavix (98 people)
  • Lisinopril (98 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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