Review: could Verapamil hydrochloride cause High cholesterol (High Blood Cholesterol)?
Summary: High cholesterol is found among people who take Verapamil hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Prilosec, and have High blood pressure.
We study 2,644 people who have side effects while taking Verapamil hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 32 have High cholesterol. Find out below who they are, when they have High cholesterol and more.
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Verapamil hydrochloride has active ingredients of verapamil hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Verapamil hydrochloride 3,175 users)
High cholesterol has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, osteopenia.(view latest reports from 171,209 patients)
On Nov, 29, 2014: 2,641 people reported to have side effects when taking Verapamil hydrochloride. Among them, 32 people (1.21%) have High Cholesterol.
Time on Verapamil hydrochloride when people have High cholesterol * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|High cholesterol||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have High cholesterol when taking Verapamil hydrochloride * :
|High cholesterol||58.97%||41.03% |
Age of people who have High cholesterol when taking Verapamil hydrochloride * :
|High cholesterol||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||11.76%||61.76%||26.47% |
Severity of High cholesterol when taking Verapamil hydrochloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|High cholesterol||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
How people recovered from High cholesterol ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|High cholesterol||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- High blood pressure (2 people, 6.25%)
- Constipation (2 people, 6.25%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 6.25%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (1 people, 3.12%)
- Intentional overdose (1 people, 3.12%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prilosec (7 people, 21.88%)
- Trazodone hcl (6 people, 18.75%)
- Aspirin (6 people, 18.75%)
- Digoxin (6 people, 18.75%)
- Zantac (5 people, 15.62%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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