Review: could Vicodin cause High blood pressure?
Summary: High blood pressure could be caused by Vicodin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Vioxx, and have Pain.
We study 32,498 people who have side effects while taking Vicodin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,993 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.
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Vicodin (latest outcomes from 35,245 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain.
High blood pressure
High blood pressure (latest reports from 1,136,376 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 32,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Vicodin. Among them, 1,993 people (6.16%) have High Blood Pressure. They amount to 0.17% of all the 1,140,264 people who have High Blood Pressure on eHealthMe.
Time on Vicodin when people have High blood pressure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|High blood pressure||8.93%||19.64%||21.43%||14.29%||23.21%||10.71%||1.79% |
Gender of people who have High blood pressure when taking Vicodin * :
|High blood pressure||66.24%||33.76% |
Age of people who have High blood pressure when taking Vicodin * :
|High blood pressure||0.00%||0.00%||0.55%||2.14%||8.12%||22.72%||28.98%||37.49% |
Severity of High blood pressure when taking Vicodin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|High blood pressure||14.29%||57.14%||14.29%||14.29% |
How people recovered from High blood pressure ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|High blood pressure||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (323 people, 16.21%)
- Hypertension (180 people, 9.03%)
- Depression (135 people, 6.77%)
- Back pain (110 people, 5.52%)
- Anxiety (89 people, 4.47%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Vioxx (684 people, 34.32%)
- Aspirin (377 people, 18.92%)
- Neurontin (373 people, 18.72%)
- Zometa (340 people, 17.06%)
- Ambien (336 people, 16.86%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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