Solu-medrol and Hypertension - from FDA reports


Summary

Hypertension is found among people who take Solu-Medrol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 19,663 people who have side effects while taking Solu-medrol from FDA. Among them, 910 have Hypertension. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypertension and more.

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Solu-medrol

Solu-medrol has active ingredients of methylprednisolone sodium succinate. It is often used in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. (latest outcomes from Solu-medrol 19,799 users)

Hypertension

Hypertension (high blood pressure) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression (latest reports from 493,522 Hypertension patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

19,663 people reported to have side effects when taking Solu-medrol.
Among them, 910 people (4.63%) have Hypertension


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Solu-medrol cause Hypertension?

Time on Solu-medrol when people have Hypertension *:

  • < 1 month: 86.36 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.39 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.84 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.7 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.57 %

Gender of people who have Hypertension when taking Solu-medrol *:

  • female: 63.25 %
  • male: 36.75 %

Age of people who have Hypertension when taking Solu-medrol *:

  • 0-1: 0.52 %
  • 2-9: 5.81 %
  • 10-19: 4.52 %
  • 20-29: 4.91 %
  • 30-39: 11.11 %
  • 40-49: 17.05 %
  • 50-59: 20.41 %
  • 60+: 35.66 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (118 people, 12.97%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (100 people, 10.99%)
  • Pain (58 people, 6.37%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (30 people, 3.30%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Relapse (26 people, 2.86%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (138 people, 15.16%)
  • Lasix (136 people, 14.95%)
  • Benadryl (130 people, 14.29%)
  • Tylenol (122 people, 13.41%)
  • Rituxan (98 people, 10.77%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (195 people, 21.43%)
  • Pain (183 people, 20.11%)
  • Nausea (176 people, 19.34%)
  • Fatigue (167 people, 18.35%)
  • Fever (166 people, 18.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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