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Review: could Clonidine cause Fluid retention?

Summary: Fluid retention could be caused by Clonidine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lasix, and have Hypertension.

We study 9,132 people who have side effects while taking Clonidine from FDA and social media. Among them, 57 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention and more.

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Clonidine

Clonidine (latest outcomes from 9,564 users) has active ingredients of clonidine. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Fluid retention

Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) (latest reports from 89,011 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, primary pulmonary hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 9,169 people reported to have side effects when taking Clonidine. Among them, 57 people (0.62%) have Fluid Retention. They amount to 0.06% of all the 88,851 people who have Fluid Retention on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fluid retention in Clonidine reports

Time on Clonidine when people have Fluid retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fluid retention100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Fluid retention when taking Clonidine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fluid retention0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%12.96%16.67%70.37%

Severity of Fluid retention when taking Clonidine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Fluid retention ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (14 people, 24.56%)
  2. Pain (10 people, 17.54%)
  3. Neuropathy peripheral (6 people, 10.53%)
  4. Anxiety (6 people, 10.53%)
  5. Depression (6 people, 10.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (15 people, 26.32%)
  2. Furosemide (15 people, 26.32%)
  3. Aspirin (14 people, 24.56%)
  4. Folic acid (12 people, 21.05%)
  5. Lyrica (11 people, 19.30%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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