Review: could Vicodin cause High Cholesterol?


Summary

High cholesterol is found among people who take Vicodin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Vioxx, and have Pain . We study 32,260 people who have side effects while taking Vicodin from FDA and social media. Among them, 890 have High cholesterol. Find out below who they are, when they have High cholesterol and more.

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Vicodin

Vicodin has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Vicodin 34,634 users)

High Cholesterol

High cholesterol has been reported by people with hyperbilirubinaemia, constipation, dry mouth, accidental exposure, bruise (latest reports from 161,979 High cholesterol patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

32,260 people reported to have side effects when taking Vicodin.
Among them, 890 people (2.76%) have High Cholesterol


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vicodin cause High cholesterol?

Time on Vicodin when people have High Cholesterol *:

  • < 1 month: 11.94 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.87 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 28.36 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.48 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 22.39 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.97 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have High Cholesterol when taking Vicodin *:

  • female: 53.68 %
  • male: 46.32 %

Age of people who have High Cholesterol when taking Vicodin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.26 %
  • 20-29: 1.55 %
  • 30-39: 8.42 %
  • 40-49: 25.65 %
  • 50-59: 31.87 %
  • 60+: 32.25 %

Severity if High Cholesterol when taking Vicodin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 33.33 %

How people recovered from High Cholesterol **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (128 people)
  • Depression (71 people)
  • Back Pain (70 people)
  • Hypertension (59 people)
  • Arthritis (44 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (271 people)
  • Lipitor (193 people)
  • Zometa (186 people)
  • Ambien (143 people)
  • Xanax (140 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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