Review: could Solu-medrol cause Hypertension?


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 19,173 people who have side effects while taking Solu-medrol from FDA and social media. Among them, 869 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 multiple sclerosis. (latest outcomes from Solu-medrol 19,334 users)

Hypertension

Hypertension (high blood pressure) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, drug ineffective, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 476,864 Hypertension patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

19,173 people reported to have side effects when taking Solu-medrol.
Among them, 869 people (4.53%) have Hypertension


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Solu-medrol cause Hypertension?

Time on Solu-medrol when people have Hypertension *:

  • < 1 month: 86.63 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.58 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.58 %

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

  • female: 63.12 %
  • male: 36.88 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.54 %
  • 2-9: 6.11 %
  • 10-19: 4.62 %
  • 20-29: 4.62 %
  • 30-39: 11.01 %
  • 40-49: 16.71 %
  • 50-59: 20.38 %
  • 60+: 36.01 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (110 people, 12.66%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (92 people, 10.59%)
  • Pain (52 people, 5.98%)
  • Hypertension (38 people, 4.37%)
  • Renal Transplant (25 people, 2.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (137 people, 15.77%)
  • Lasix (135 people, 15.54%)
  • Benadryl (119 people, 13.69%)
  • Tylenol (110 people, 12.66%)
  • Zometa (95 people, 10.93%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (190 people, 21.86%)
  • Pain (176 people, 20.25%)
  • Nausea (170 people, 19.56%)
  • Pyrexia (157 people, 18.07%)
  • Anxiety (144 people, 16.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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