Review: could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Back pain?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 23, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 57,715 people who take Hydrochlorothiazide. Among them, 1,842 have Back pain. See who they are, when they have Back pain and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Hydrochlorothiazide (latest outcomes from 61,791 users) has active ingredients of hydrochlorothiazide. It is often used in high blood pressure, fluid retention. Commonly reported side effects of Hydrochlorothiazide include nausea aggravated, nausea, fatigue, weakness, high blood pressure.
Back pain (latest reports from 655,990 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 57,668 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrochlorothiazide. Among them, 1,842 people (3.19%) have Back Pain.
Time on Hydrochlorothiazide 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||6.00%||18.00%||22.00%||22.00%||12.00%||18.00%||2.00% |
Gender of people who have Back pain when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :
|Back pain||71.25%||28.75% |
Age of people who have Back pain when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :
|Back pain||0.00%||0.07%||0.07%||1.24%||4.04%||13.35%||23.18%||58.07% |
Severity of Back pain when taking Hydrochlorothiazide ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Back pain||0.00%||37.50%||25.00%||37.50% |
How people recovered from Back pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Back pain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (311 people, 16.88%)
- Pain (184 people, 9.99%)
- Osteoporosis (141 people, 7.65%)
- Depression (123 people, 6.68%)
- Multiple myeloma (118 people, 6.41%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (501 people, 27.20%)
- Lisinopril (378 people, 20.52%)
- Zometa (367 people, 19.92%)
- Lipitor (321 people, 17.43%)
- Atenolol (269 people, 14.60%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
JACKIE (2 years ago):
i HAVE BEEN ON HYDRO FOR 5 YEARS. RECENTLY I JUST STARTED HAVING VERY BAD BACK PAIN.ONE MORNING I GOT UP AND COULD BARLY WALK. THE DOCTOR WHEN I MENTION THE PAIN AND THE PILLS HE SAID NO WAY IT IS COMING FROM THE PILLS. BUT THE PHARMACY TOLD ME THAT THAT IS A SIDE EFFECT. HE PUTS IT ON ARTHIRITUS... IM IN SO MUCH PAIN EVERY DAY. iM SO TEARFUL ...HELP
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Since taking the hydrochlorothzide I have been having frequent severe bouts of back and sick pain. I do have arthritis in my lower back.
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Jemini on Feb, 11, 2013:
I'm a female, age 53. My doctor prescribed HCTZ 25/ Triamterene 37.5 MG for my High Blood Pressure. After taking it for about 3 days, on the 4th day I developed really bad muscle spasms in my mid back area. I did loose water weight really good but could not deal with the spasms. I informed my Dr and was taken off the medication. I explained to my Dr the pain & the Dr told me if it was spasms it was a rare side effect. I did read up on the medication once I started developing the pain in back and read that HCTZ could cause muscle spasms. After about 3 - 4 days after not taking HCTZ the pain went away. If it wasn't for the pain I would have continued it because I lost about 9 pds & my BP went down.
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