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Review: could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Back pain?

Summary: Back pain could be caused by Hydrochlorothiazide, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 59,875 people who have side effects while taking Hydrochlorothiazide from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,968 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 59,875 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrochlorothiazide. Among them, 1,968 people (3.29%) have Back Pain. They amount to 0.29% of all the 667,905 people who have Back Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Back pain in Hydrochlorothiazide reports

Time on Hydrochlorothiazide when people have Back pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Back pain5.66%16.98%20.75%20.75%16.98%16.98%1.89%

Gender of people who have Back pain when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :

FemaleMale
Back pain71.10%28.90%

Age of people who have Back pain when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Back pain0.00%0.06%0.31%1.16%4.16%12.74%23.15%58.42%

Severity of Back pain when taking Hydrochlorothiazide ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Back pain0.00%37.50%25.00%37.50%

How people recovered from Back pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Back pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (335 people, 17.02%)
  2. Pain (190 people, 9.65%)
  3. Osteoporosis (149 people, 7.57%)
  4. Depression (128 people, 6.50%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (126 people, 6.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (523 people, 26.58%)
  2. Lisinopril (398 people, 20.22%)
  3. Zometa (389 people, 19.77%)
  4. Lipitor (331 people, 16.82%)
  5. Atenolol (280 people, 14.23%)

* 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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On eHealthMe, Hydrochlorothiazide (hydrochlorothiazide) is often used for high blood pressure. Find out below the conditions Hydrochlorothiazide is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • 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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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • 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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  • From this study (3 years ago):

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