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Review: could Lyrica cause High blood pressure?

Summary: High blood pressure is found among people who take Lyrica, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Neurontin, and have Pain.

We study 64,396 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,124 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.

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Lyrica

Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from 66,603 Lyrica users)

High blood pressure

High blood pressure has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 329,651 High blood pressure patients)

On Feb, 25, 2015: 64,375 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 2,124 people (3.30%) have High Blood Pressure.

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 pressure60.21%20.00%8.66%4.74%4.12%2.27%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
High blood pressure72.87%27.13%

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%1.04%8.70%15.13%26.99%47.67%

Severity of High blood pressure when taking Lyrica ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood pressure0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from High blood pressure ** :

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

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (412 people, 19.40%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (372 people, 17.51%)
  3. Hypertension (332 people, 15.63%)
  4. Neuralgia (320 people, 15.07%)
  5. Neuropathy peripheral (215 people, 10.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (336 people, 15.82%)
  2. Aspirin (316 people, 14.88%)
  3. Cymbalta (262 people, 12.34%)
  4. Lisinopril (237 people, 11.16%)
  5. Nexium (228 people, 10.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    IchikireiLV on Sep, 5, 2014:

    I was so sorry to read your comment, but glad I encountered it. PLEASE PLEASE don't ever think of taking your own life! I know what it is like to suffer. I injured myself 7 yrs ago, got a spinal implant that failed, compressed my spine, corroded and left me with heavy metal toxicity which caused adrenal failure, hypothyroid and many other serious health conditions. I have lived a life of chronic pain, fatigue and difficulty, so I know exactly where you are coming from! Some days I am so weak and have so much pain that I cannot get out of bed or care for myself. At times I try to puch myself to do the simplest things and my body is so frail I can barely catch my breath and feel like I gave to crawl back to my bed, dripping in sweat, dehydrated and defeated... but I still go on in hopes that there will be a better day. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO SEE A PAIN MANAGEMENT DR. MONTHLY FOR MEDICATIONS TO CONTROL YOUR PAIN! This alone will improve your daily life immensely! Pain will make you depressed! I also use Savella. It helps with Neuropathy pain AND DEPRESSION. Dont give up because doctors arent helping you enough. MAKE THEM! Its unacceptable that they are not following thru but I myself have experienced this many times.. Find another better, more compassionate Dr. Read Dr. reviews online, start with a primary care family dr, a pain dr and a rhuematologist for Sarcoidosis... make sure the Dr. is experienced with Sarcoidosis.. if not, find another one. I hope this helps you and gives you a direction to follow. Once your pain is controlled, things will be a lot better. Good luck and wishes of health and most of all HOPE and HAPPINESS 😄😄

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    Kath Nugent on Aug, 26, 2014:

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