Review: could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Muscle Pain?


Muscle pain is found among people who take Hydrochlorothiazide, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Lipitor, and have Hypertension . We study 77,988 people who have side effects while taking Hydrochlorothiazide from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,669 have Muscle pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle pain and more.

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Hydrochlorothiazide has active ingredients of hydrochlorothiazide. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Hydrochlorothiazide 79,673 users)

Muscle Pain

Muscle pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, diarrhea, insomnia, high blood pressure (latest reports from 71,827 Muscle pain patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

77,988 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrochlorothiazide.
Among them, 1,669 people (2.14%) have Muscle Pain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Muscle pain?

Time on Hydrochlorothiazide when people have Muscle Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 20.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.19 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.71 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.38 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.19 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.71 %
  • 10+ years: 3.81 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Pain when taking Hydrochlorothiazide *:

  • female: 63.08 %
  • male: 36.92 %

Age of people who have Muscle Pain when taking Hydrochlorothiazide *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.22 %
  • 10-19: 0.07 %
  • 20-29: 0.65 %
  • 30-39: 2.25 %
  • 40-49: 10.22 %
  • 50-59: 19.14 %
  • 60+: 67.44 %

Severity if Muscle Pain when taking Hydrochlorothiazide **:

  • least: 2.22 %
  • moderate: 55.56 %
  • severe: 35.56 %
  • most severe: 6.67 %

How people recovered from Muscle Pain **:

  • while on drug: 4.17 %
  • after off the drug: 12.5 %
  • not yet: 83.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (309 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (236 people)
  • Osteoporosis (99 people)
  • Pain (81 people)
  • Depression (57 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (406 people)
  • Atenolol (263 people)
  • Aspirin (263 people)
  • Lisinopril (246 people)
  • Synthroid (171 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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