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Review: could Lyrica cause High blood pressure?

We study 64,259 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 66,459 users) has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia.

High blood pressure

High blood pressure (latest reports from 1,144,023 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Jul, 15, 2014: 64,252 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 1,160,945 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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