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Review: could Mercaptopurine cause Blood pressure increased?

Summary: Blood pressure increased could be caused by Mercaptopurine, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Methotrexate, and have Crohn's disease.

We study 5,702 people who have side effects while taking Mercaptopurine from FDA and social media. Among them, 71 have Blood pressure increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Blood pressure increased and more.

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Mercaptopurine

Mercaptopurine (latest outcomes from 5,811 users) has active ingredients of mercaptopurine. It is often used in crohn's disease.

Blood pressure increased

Blood pressure increased (latest reports from 1,154,172 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 5,702 people reported to have side effects when taking Mercaptopurine. Among them, 68 people (1.19%) have Blood Pressure Increased. They amount to 0.01% of all the 1,158,413 people who have Blood Pressure Increased on eHealthMe.

Trend of Blood pressure increased in Mercaptopurine reports

Time on Mercaptopurine when people have Blood pressure increased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Blood pressure increased100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Blood pressure increased when taking Mercaptopurine * :

FemaleMale
Blood pressure increased69.86%30.14%

Age of people who have Blood pressure increased when taking Mercaptopurine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Blood pressure increased0.00%19.12%14.71%19.12%11.76%11.76%16.18%7.35%

Severity of Blood pressure increased when taking Mercaptopurine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Blood pressure increased ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (26 people, 38.24%)
  2. Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (13 people, 19.12%)
  3. Colitis ulcerative (12 people, 17.65%)
  4. Depression (8 people, 11.76%)
  5. Nausea (5 people, 7.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (27 people, 39.71%)
  2. Cyclophosphamide (26 people, 38.24%)
  3. Cytarabine (22 people, 32.35%)
  4. Humira (17 people, 25.00%)
  5. Vincristine sulfate (14 people, 20.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Mercaptopurine (mercaptopurine) is often used for crohn's disease. Find out below the conditions Mercaptopurine is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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