Review: could Pradaxa cause Lower blood pressure (Hypotension)?
Summary: Lower blood pressure is found among people who take Pradaxa, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Atrial fibrillation/flutter.
We study 27,036 people who have side effects while taking Pradaxa from FDA and social media. Among them, 382 have Lower blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Lower blood pressure and more.
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Pradaxa has active ingredients of dabigatran etexilate mesylate. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from 27,265 Pradaxa users)
Lower blood pressure
Lower blood pressure (abnormally low blood pressure) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, depression. (latest reports from 107,417 Lower blood pressure patients)
On Feb, 4, 2015: 27,031 people reported to have side effects when taking Pradaxa. Among them, 382 people (1.41%) have Lower Blood Pressure.
Time on Pradaxa when people have Lower blood pressure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Lower blood pressure||54.97%||26.32%||7.60%||11.11%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Lower blood pressure when taking Pradaxa * :
|Lower blood pressure||52.78%||47.22% |
Age of people who have Lower blood pressure when taking Pradaxa * :
|Lower blood pressure||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.77%||1.02%||3.06%||95.15% |
Severity of Lower blood pressure when taking Pradaxa ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Lower blood pressure||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Lower blood pressure ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Lower blood pressure||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Atrial fibrillation (277 people, 72.51%)
- Hypertension (121 people, 31.68%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (46 people, 12.04%)
- Cerebrovascular accident prophylaxis (26 people, 6.81%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (23 people, 6.02%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (74 people, 19.37%)
- Lisinopril (41 people, 10.73%)
- Digoxin (37 people, 9.69%)
- Lasix (34 people, 8.90%)
- Furosemide (34 people, 8.90%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Please could you explain how your stadistic are made to get to the conclusion that 100% of pepole over 60 years old get low blood preassure when using Pradaxa and at the same time 100% of them suffer from high blood preassure for the same medicament?
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