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Review: could Cisplatin cause Hypertension?

Summary: Hypertension could be caused by Cisplatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Etoposide, and have Non-small cell lung cancer.

We study people who have side effects while taking Cisplatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 494 have Hypertension. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypertension and more.

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Cisplatin (latest outcomes from 35,643 users) has active ingredients of cisplatin. It is often used in chemotherapy, cervical cancer. Commonly reported side effects of Cisplatin include dehydration, nausea, agranulocytosis, neutropenia aggravated, fever.


Hypertension (high blood pressure) (latest reports from 1,154,372 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 35,593 people reported to have side effects when taking Cisplatin. Among them, 555 people (1.56%) have Hypertension. They amount to 0.05% of all the 1,136,911 people who have Hypertension on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hypertension in Cisplatin reports

Time on Cisplatin when people have Hypertension * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

Age of people who have Hypertension when taking Cisplatin * :


Severity of Hypertension when taking Cisplatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

How people recovered from Hypertension ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Non-small cell lung cancer (69 people, 12.43%)
  2. Chemotherapy (26 people, 4.68%)
  3. Gastric cancer (21 people, 3.78%)
  4. Hepatic neoplasm malignant (18 people, 3.24%)
  5. Prophylaxis (18 people, 3.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Etoposide (71 people, 12.79%)
  2. Dexamethasone (62 people, 11.17%)
  3. Avastin (62 people, 11.17%)
  4. Paclitaxel (53 people, 9.55%)
  5. Fluorouracil (53 people, 9.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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