Cardiovascular Medicine Book


Medication Causes of Hypertension

Aka: Medication Causes of Hypertension, Hypertension due to Medications, Hypertension due to Herbals, Herbal Causes of Hypertension, Toxin Induced Hypertension, Elevated Blood Pressure due to Medications, Hypertension due to Chemotherapy, Drug Induced Hypertension
  1. See Also
    1. Hypertension
    2. Hypertension Causes
  2. Causes: Medication Related Syndromes
    1. Antihypertensive Withdrawal
    2. Alcohol Withdrawal
    3. Serotonin Syndrome
    4. Anticholinergic Syndrome
    5. Malignant Hyperthermia
  3. Causes: Sodium retaining agents
    1. Oral Contraceptives (occurs in 5% of users)
      1. Hypertension is typically with Estrogen doses of 50 mcg or more
      2. Hypertension more likely if history of PIH, Tobacco use, black race, Obesity, renal disease, Diabetes Mellitus
    2. Estrogen Replacement Therapy
    3. Licorice (>3 g/day, found in chewing Tobacco)
    4. Excessive Dietary Sodium (>2.4 g/day)
    5. High Sodium Antacids
    6. Mineralocorticoids
    7. Glucocorticoids or Corticosteroids (e.g. Methylprednisolone, Prednisone)
    8. Anabolic Steroidsand androgens
  4. Causes: Miscellaneous agents
    1. Antiinflammatory agents
      1. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
      2. Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitors (COX-2 Inhibitors such as Celebrex)
    2. Levothyroxine (excessive dosing, iatrogenic Hyperthyroidism)
    3. Erythropoietin
    4. Growth Hormone
    5. Ketoconazole
    6. Alcohol Abuse (>21 oz/week, >300 grams/week)
  5. Causes: Chemotherapeutic and Immunosuppressive Agents
    1. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor inhibitors
    2. Cyclosporine (significantly raises Blood Pressure)
    3. Sirolimus
    4. Tacrolimus
    5. Alkylating Agents
    6. Bevacizumab (Avastin)
    7. Cis-diamminedichloroplatinum (intraarterial)
    8. Paclitazel
    9. Sorafenib (Nexavar)
    10. Sunitinib (Sutent)
  6. Causes: Neurologic and psychiatric agents
    1. Serotonin-Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors
      1. Venlafaxine (Effexor)
      2. Duloxetine (Cymbalta)
    2. Fluoxetine (Prozac)
    3. Bupropion (Wellbutrin)
    4. Tricyclic Antidepressants
    5. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAO inhibitors)
    6. Lithium
    7. Clozapine (Clozaril)
    8. Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
  7. Causes: Stimulants (Sympathomimetics)
    1. Ergonomic aids (e.g. Anabolic Steroids)
    2. Cocaine
    3. Phencyclidine (PCP)
    4. Amphetamine or Methamphetamine
    5. Caffeine
    6. Dietary supplements (e.g. Ephedra)
    7. Appetite Suppressants (e.g. Sibutramine)
    8. Decongestants (e.g. Pseudoephedrine, Afrin)
  8. Causes: Herbals
    1. Aniseed
    2. St. Johns Wort
    3. Capsicum
    4. Cola alkaloids
    5. Blue Cohosh
    6. Vervain
    7. Agnus cactus
    8. Calamus amines
    9. Broom alkaloids
    10. Bayberry
    11. Licorice
    12. Gensung
    13. Ginseng
    14. Guarana
    15. Ma Huang (Ephedra)
    16. Pau de Arco
    17. Coltsfoot
    18. Gentian
    19. Ginger
  9. References
    1. Charles (2017) Am Fam Physician 96(7): 453-61 [PubMed]
    2. Grossman (2015) Eur J Pharmacol 763(pt A):15-22 [PubMed]

Hypertension secondary to drug (C0581373)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
SnomedCT 194791005
English hypertension secondary to drug, secondary hypertension to drug, hypertension secondary to drug (diagnosis), Hypertension secondary to drug, Hypertension secondary to drug (disorder)
Spanish hipertensión arterial medicamentosa (trastorno), hipertensión arterial medicamentosa
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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