Drug-induced hypertension is an uncommon cause of hypertension. Many classes of medication can induce hypertension in some individuals. Medications that are sympathomimetic, in particular, are well known for causing hypertension. Examples of such drugs are amphetamines and decongestants. Other classes of drugs commonly associated with inducing hypertension are corticosteroids, stimulants, estrogens, and immunosuppressants. Pre-existing hypertension and renal failure are risk factors for serious complications from drug-induced hypertension. Drug-induced hypertension is treated with discontinuation or dose reduction of the offending drug.
ICD10CM: I15.8 – Other secondary hypertension
SNOMEDCT: 194791005 – Hypertension caused by drug
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
Drug Reaction Data
Below is a list of drugs with literature evidence indicating an adverse association with this diagnosis. The list is continually updated through ongoing research and new medication approvals. Click on Citations to sort by number of citations or click on Medication to sort the medications alphabetically.