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Review: could Mercaptopurine cause Blood pressure increased (High blood pressure)?

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

We study 5,723 people who have side effects while taking Mercaptopurine from FDA and social media. Among them, 75 have Blood pressure increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Blood pressure increased and more.

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Mercaptopurine has active ingredients of mercaptopurine. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from 5,825 Mercaptopurine users)

Blood pressure increased

Blood pressure increased has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain. (latest reports from 329,819 Blood pressure increased patients)

On Mar, 3, 2015: 5,723 people reported to have side effects when taking Mercaptopurine. Among them, 68 people (1.19%) have Blood Pressure Increased.

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 * :

Blood pressure increased69.86%30.14%

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

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 ** :


How people recovered from Blood pressure increased ** :


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. Pain (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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