Nifedipine and Fluid retention - from FDA reports


Summary

Fluid retention is found among people who take Nifedipine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure . We study 22,840 people who have side effects while taking Nifedipine from FDA. Among them, 132 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention and more.

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Nifedipine

Nifedipine has active ingredients of nifedipine. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Nifedipine 23,391 users)

Fluid Retention

Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 35,419 Fluid retention patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

22,840 people reported to have side effects when taking Nifedipine.
Among them, 132 people (0.58%) have Fluid Retention


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Nifedipine cause Fluid retention?

Time on Nifedipine when people have Fluid Retention *:

  • < 1 month: 60 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 40 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Fluid Retention when taking Nifedipine *:

  • female: 62.99 %
  • male: 37.01 %

Age of people who have Fluid Retention when taking Nifedipine *:

  • 0-1: 0.89 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.89 %
  • 20-29: 1.79 %
  • 30-39: 6.25 %
  • 40-49: 9.82 %
  • 50-59: 19.64 %
  • 60+: 60.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (22 people, 16.67%)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (13 people, 9.85%)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension (10 people, 7.58%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (6 people, 4.55%)
  • Cardiac Disorder (6 people, 4.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Furosemide (18 people, 13.64%)
  • Aspirin (18 people, 13.64%)
  • Enalapril Maleate (13 people, 9.85%)
  • Spironolactone (12 people, 9.09%)
  • Atenolol (12 people, 9.09%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Increased (19 people, 14.39%)
  • Nausea (19 people, 14.39%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (18 people, 13.64%)
  • Blood Creatinine Increased (18 people, 13.64%)
  • High Blood Pressure (17 people, 12.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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