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Review: could Lyrica cause High blood pressure?

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

We study 64,173 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,127 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.

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Lyrica

Lyrica (latest outcomes from 66,360 users) has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia, pain. Commonly reported side effects of Lyrica include pain exacerbated, pain, dizziness, dizziness aggravated, weight increased.

High blood pressure

High blood pressure (latest reports from 1,154,450 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 64,173 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 2,127 people (3.31%) have High Blood Pressure. They amount to 0.18% of all the 1,157,200 people who have High Blood Pressure on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood pressure in Lyrica reports

Time on Lyrica when people have High blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood pressure59.92%19.84%8.38%4.91%4.50%2.45%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
High blood pressure72.84%27.16%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood pressure0.10%0.00%0.36%1.03%8.69%15.11%27.00%47.70%

Severity of High blood pressure when taking Lyrica ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood pressure0.00%68.75%31.25%0.00%

How people recovered from High blood pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High blood pressure0.00%40.00%60.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (412 people, 19.37%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (374 people, 17.58%)
  3. Hypertension (333 people, 15.66%)
  4. Neuralgia (320 people, 15.04%)
  5. Neuropathy peripheral (216 people, 10.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (336 people, 15.80%)
  2. Aspirin (317 people, 14.90%)
  3. Cymbalta (263 people, 12.36%)
  4. Lisinopril (236 people, 11.10%)
  5. Nexium (230 people, 10.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I am suffering from severe mood swings and nervousness. Sometimes I am so mad I want to rip something apart, most of the time my poor husband catches the brunt of it. My headaches are coming back, but I really want to get rid of the crazy mood swings before I hurt myself or someone else when i lose my temper maybe in a car driving, I will fly into a rage over little things...Please help me with this.
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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • I started taking Lyrica back in 2008, and started having Cushing-like symptoms the same year, but my doctors at the va thought it was related to a nodule that was found on the left adrenal gland around the same time. I have been bounced from specialist to specialist for years, and my labs come back normal almost every time; however, there is significant weight gain (even though I hepcat healthy and attempt to exercise), and I am growing again (at 36). Last time I checked I was 5'11.5 and a few months ago I was bed ridden with leg/knee pain. I am now 6'2 even.

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