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Review: could Diclofenac cause High blood pressure?

Summary: High blood pressure could be caused by Diclofenac, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Omeprazole, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 14,176 people who have side effects while taking Diclofenac from FDA and social media. Among them, 337 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 14,126 people reported to have side effects when taking Diclofenac sodium. Among them, 337 people (2.39%) have High Blood Pressure. They amount to 0.03% of all the 1,140,271 people who have High Blood Pressure on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood pressure in Diclofenac sodium reports

Time on Diclofenac sodium when people have High blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood pressure52.17%17.39%21.74%0.00%6.52%2.17%0.00%

Gender of people who have High blood pressure when taking Diclofenac sodium * :

FemaleMale
High blood pressure63.76%36.24%

Age of people who have High blood pressure when taking Diclofenac sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood pressure0.00%1.67%3.34%3.68%5.35%12.71%23.41%49.83%

Severity of High blood pressure when taking Diclofenac sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood pressure0.00%75.00%0.00%25.00%

How people recovered from High blood pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High blood pressure0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (61 people, 18.10%)
  2. Pain (51 people, 15.13%)
  3. Hypertension (45 people, 13.35%)
  4. Back pain (14 people, 4.15%)
  5. Arthritis (12 people, 3.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Omeprazole (60 people, 17.80%)
  2. Acetaminophen (59 people, 17.51%)
  3. Methotrexate (44 people, 13.06%)
  4. Aspirin (40 people, 11.87%)
  5. Prednisone (34 people, 10.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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