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Review: could Sudafed cause Kidney stones?

We study 3,915 people who have side effects while taking Sudafed from FDA and social media. Among them, 24 have Kidney stones. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney stones and more.

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Sudafed

Sudafed (latest outcomes from 5,152 users) has active ingredients of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride. It is often used in sinus congestion.

Kidney stones

Kidney stones (latest reports from 106,208 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain.

On Aug, 19, 2014: 3,915 people reported to have side effects when taking Sudafed. Among them, 24 people (0.61%) have Kidney Stones. They amount to 0.02% of all the 106,229 people who have Kidney Stones on eHealthMe.

Trend of Kidney stones in Sudafed reports

Time on Sudafed when people have Kidney stones * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Kidney stones0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Gender of people who have Kidney stones when taking Sudafed * :

FemaleMale
Kidney stones80.00%20.00%

Age of people who have Kidney stones when taking Sudafed * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Kidney stones0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%27.78%5.56%66.67%0.00%

Severity of Kidney stones when taking Sudafed ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Kidney stones ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Sinus congestion (5 people, 20.83%)
  2. Headache (5 people, 20.83%)
  3. Sarcoidosis (4 people, 16.67%)
  4. Menopause (4 people, 16.67%)
  5. Anaemia (4 people, 16.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Sudafed 12 hour (20 people, 83.33%)
  2. Aranesp (7 people, 29.17%)
  3. Zometa (7 people, 29.17%)
  4. Aredia (7 people, 29.17%)
  5. Oxycodone hcl (6 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (23 hours ago):

  • I'm having oral surgery in a couple of days & dentist gave me xanax to take for the anxiety. I tried one pill Friday night to see how it would affect me & noticed the swelling Saturday

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • If I take Sudafed for a week or more then stop the med it seems like it get laryngitis

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