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Review: could Soma cause High blood pressure?

Summary: High blood pressure is found among people who take Soma, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Vioxx, and have Pain.

We study 8,626 people who have side effects while taking Soma from FDA and social media. Among them, 670 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.

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Soma has active ingredients of carisoprodol. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from 9,575 Soma users)

High blood pressure

High blood pressure has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 330,147 High blood pressure patients)

On Apr, 13, 2015: 8,624 people reported to have side effects when taking Soma. Among them, 631 people (7.32%) have High Blood Pressure.

Trend of High blood pressure in Soma reports

Time on Soma when people have High blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood pressure6.25%6.25%6.25%6.25%31.25%31.25%12.50%

Gender of people who have High blood pressure when taking Soma * :

High blood pressure60.03%39.97%

Age of people who have High blood pressure when taking Soma * :

High blood pressure0.00%0.00%0.00%1.76%8.64%31.57%34.22%23.81%

Severity of High blood pressure when taking Soma ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood pressure16.67%50.00%16.67%16.67%

How people recovered from High blood pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High blood pressure0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (140 people, 22.19%)
  2. Back pain (64 people, 10.14%)
  3. Depression (58 people, 9.19%)
  4. Anxiety (51 people, 8.08%)
  5. Muscle spasms (50 people, 7.92%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vioxx (219 people, 34.71%)
  2. Percocet (172 people, 27.26%)
  3. Xanax (147 people, 23.30%)
  4. Vicodin (141 people, 22.35%)
  5. Celebrex (115 people, 18.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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