Could Solu-medrol cause 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 19,637 people who have side effects while taking Solu-medrol from FDA. Among them, 905 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 asthma. (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 492,649 Hypertension patients).

On Nov, 27, 2016

19,637 people reported to have side effects when taking Solu-medrol.
Among them, 905 people (4.61%) have Hypertension


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Solu-medrol cause Hypertension?

Time on Solu-medrol when people have Hypertension *:

  • < 1 month: 85.47 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.82 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.79 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.23 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.12 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.56 %

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

  • female: 63.38 %
  • male: 36.62 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.52 %
  • 2-9: 5.84 %
  • 10-19: 4.55 %
  • 20-29: 4.94 %
  • 30-39: 11.04 %
  • 40-49: 17.01 %
  • 50-59: 20.52 %
  • 60+: 35.58 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (137 people, 15.14%)
  • Lasix (136 people, 15.03%)
  • Benadryl (130 people, 14.36%)
  • Tylenol (121 people, 13.37%)
  • Rituxan (97 people, 10.72%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Solu-medrol, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Multiple Sclerosis (117 people, 12.93%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (100 people, 11.05%)
  • Pain (57 people, 6.30%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Breathing Difficulty (194 people, 21.44%)
  • Pain (183 people, 20.22%)
  • Nausea (176 people, 19.45%)
  • Fatigue (167 people, 18.45%)
  • Fever (166 people, 18.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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