Review: could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Muscle pain (Muscle aches)?
Summary: 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 High blood pressure.
We study 60,029 people who have side effects while taking Hydrochlorothiazide from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,356 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 61,978 Hydrochlorothiazide users)
Muscle pain (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 73,445 Muscle pain patients)
On Jan, 28, 2015: 60,029 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrochlorothiazide. Among them, 1,356 people (2.26%) have Muscle Pain.
Time on Hydrochlorothiazide when people have Muscle pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle pain||13.51%||18.92%||5.41%||13.51%||18.92%||27.03%||2.70% |
Gender of people who have Muscle pain when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :
|Muscle pain||61.75%||38.25% |
Age of people who have Muscle pain when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :
|Muscle pain||0.00%||0.26%||0.09%||0.70%||2.02%||10.39%||18.49%||68.05% |
Severity of Muscle pain when taking Hydrochlorothiazide ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle pain||4.55%||50.00%||31.82%||13.64% |
How people recovered from Muscle pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle pain||0.00%||11.11%||88.89% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (245 people, 18.07%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (206 people, 15.19%)
- Osteoporosis (94 people, 6.93%)
- Pain (64 people, 4.72%)
- Fluid retention (57 people, 4.20%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lipitor (374 people, 27.58%)
- Aspirin (312 people, 23.01%)
- Atenolol (242 people, 17.85%)
- Lisinopril (234 people, 17.26%)
- Synthroid (161 people, 11.87%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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