Review: could Diovan cause Back pain?
Summary: Back pain is found among people who take Diovan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.
We study 55,236 people who have side effects while taking Diovan from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,469 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.
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Diovan has active ingredients of valsartan. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 56,526 Diovan users)
Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 107,007 Back pain patients)
On Jan, 12, 2015: 55,236 people reported to have side effects when taking Diovan. Among them, 1,469 people (2.66%) have Back Pain.
Time on Diovan when people have Back pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Back pain||22.01%||23.27%||14.47%||7.55%||23.90%||5.03%||3.77% |
Gender of people who have Back pain when taking Diovan * :
|Back pain||71.87%||28.13% |
Age of people who have Back pain when taking Diovan * :
|Back pain||0.00%||0.07%||0.00%||0.51%||1.67%||10.89%||26.63%||60.23% |
Severity of Back pain when taking Diovan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Back pain||0.00%||40.00%||40.00%||20.00% |
How people recovered from Back pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Back pain||50.00%||0.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (448 people, 30.50%)
- Osteoporosis (153 people, 10.42%)
- Diabetes mellitus (123 people, 8.37%)
- Depression (82 people, 5.58%)
- Metastases to bone (75 people, 5.11%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (400 people, 27.23%)
- Diovan hct (363 people, 24.71%)
- Lipitor (250 people, 17.02%)
- Zometa (222 people, 15.11%)
- Lasix (196 people, 13.34%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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