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Review: could Lorazepam cause High blood pressure?

Summary: High blood pressure could be caused by Lorazepam, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 44,991 people who have side effects while taking Lorazepam from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,779 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.

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On Apr, 11, 2014: 44,943 people reported to have side effects when taking Lorazepam. Among them, 1,779 people (3.96%) have High Blood Pressure. They amount to 0.16% of all the 1,139,644 people who have High Blood Pressure on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood pressure in Lorazepam reports

Time on Lorazepam when people have High blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood pressure62.37%13.98%1.08%5.38%11.83%1.08%4.30%

Gender of people who have High blood pressure when taking Lorazepam * :

FemaleMale
High blood pressure65.02%34.98%

Age of people who have High blood pressure when taking Lorazepam * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood pressure0.25%0.44%2.72%4.17%6.01%16.88%22.76%46.78%

Severity of High blood pressure when taking Lorazepam ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood pressure6.25%68.75%18.75%6.25%

How people recovered from High blood pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High blood pressure0.00%16.67%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (247 people, 13.88%)
  2. Pain (240 people, 13.49%)
  3. Anxiety (235 people, 13.21%)
  4. Depression (213 people, 11.97%)
  5. Insomnia (79 people, 4.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (377 people, 21.19%)
  2. Zometa (306 people, 17.20%)
  3. Ambien (272 people, 15.29%)
  4. Aredia (241 people, 13.55%)
  5. Furosemide (233 people, 13.10%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I am a 51 year old female, I have had asthma my whole life, a diagnosis of COPD was made 7 years ago, I have an ideopathic allergy that causes anaphylaxis, which I have been hospitalized for many times over the last 8 years . I am supposed to be followed for Lupus however I do not have nedical coverage .

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  • Noticed marked increase in blood pressure while taking the above listed medicines

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