Review: could Diltiazem Hydrochloride cause Arthritis?


Arthritis is found among people who take Diltiazem Hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Celebrex, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 6,021 people who have side effects while taking Diltiazem hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 37 have Arthritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Arthritis and more.

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Diltiazem Hydrochloride

Diltiazem hydrochloride has active ingredients of diltiazem hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Diltiazem hydrochloride 6,490 users)


Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, high blood pressure, stroke, chest pain (latest reports from 59,611 Arthritis patients).

On Aug, 19, 2016

6,021 people reported to have side effects when taking Diltiazem Hydrochloride.
Among them, 37 people (0.61%) have Arthritis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Diltiazem hydrochloride cause Arthritis?

Time on Diltiazem Hydrochloride when people have Arthritis *:

  • < 1 month: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 8.33 %

Gender of people who have Arthritis when taking Diltiazem Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 83.78 %
  • male: 16.22 %

Age of people who have Arthritis when taking Diltiazem Hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 32 %
  • 50-59: 12 %
  • 60+: 56 %

Severity if Arthritis when taking Diltiazem Hydrochloride **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (6 people)
  • Swelling (5 people)
  • Prophylaxis (5 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (5 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (5 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Celebrex (10 people)
  • Zocor (9 people)
  • Fosamax (9 people)
  • Omeprazole (8 people)
  • Lansoprazole (8 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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