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Review: could Famotidine cause Hypertension?

Summary: Hypertension could be caused by Famotidine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Lasix, and have Hypertension.

We study 22,043 people who have side effects while taking Famotidine from FDA and social media. Among them, 724 have Hypertension. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypertension and more.

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Famotidine

Famotidine (latest outcomes from 22,402 users) has active ingredients of famotidine. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Hypertension

Hypertension (high blood pressure) (latest reports from 1,153,147 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 22,013 people reported to have side effects when taking Famotidine. Among them, 866 people (3.93%) have Hypertension. They amount to 0.08% of all the 1,139,469 people who have Hypertension on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hypertension in Famotidine reports

Time on Famotidine when people have Hypertension * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hypertension43.16%43.16%1.05%7.37%5.26%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hypertension when taking Famotidine * :

FemaleMale
Hypertension57.42%42.58%

Age of people who have Hypertension when taking Famotidine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hypertension0.69%2.64%5.05%4.48%6.54%10.68%17.68%52.24%

Severity of Hypertension when taking Famotidine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hypertension25.00%25.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hypertension ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hypertension50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (150 people, 17.32%)
  2. Prophylaxis (79 people, 9.12%)
  3. Pain (58 people, 6.70%)
  4. Insomnia (49 people, 5.66%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (44 people, 5.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (127 people, 14.67%)
  2. Prednisolone (124 people, 14.32%)
  3. Lisinopril (124 people, 14.32%)
  4. Furosemide (117 people, 13.51%)
  5. Aspirin (113 people, 13.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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