Review: could Valium cause Hypertension?


Summary

Hypertension is found among people who take Valium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Ambien, and have Pain . We study 22,483 people who have side effects while taking Valium from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,206 have Hypertension. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypertension and more.

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Valium

Valium has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Valium 24,487 users)

Hypertension

Hypertension (high blood pressure) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, drug ineffective, diarrhea, fatigue (latest reports from 369,739 Hypertension patients).

On Aug, 27, 2016

22,483 people reported to have side effects when taking Valium.
Among them, 1,206 people (5.36%) have Hypertension


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Valium cause Hypertension?

Time on Valium when people have Hypertension *:

  • < 1 month: 18.92 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.22 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 32.43 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.41 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.81 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.51 %
  • 10+ years: 2.7 %

Gender of people who have Hypertension when taking Valium *:

  • female: 62.91 %
  • male: 37.09 %

Age of people who have Hypertension when taking Valium *:

  • 0-1: 0.59 %
  • 2-9: 0.39 %
  • 10-19: 1.18 %
  • 20-29: 4.13 %
  • 30-39: 8.66 %
  • 40-49: 22.34 %
  • 50-59: 27.07 %
  • 60+: 35.63 %

Severity if Hypertension when taking Valium **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 40 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 10 %

How people recovered from Hypertension **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 14.29 %
  • not yet: 85.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (238 people)
  • Anxiety (182 people)
  • Depression (134 people)
  • Hypertension (107 people)
  • Muscle Spasms (77 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (219 people)
  • Neurontin (212 people)
  • Vioxx (211 people)
  • Xanax (200 people)
  • Percocet (186 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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