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Review: could Upper respiratory tract infection cause Palpitations?

Summary: Palpitations could be caused by Upper respiratory tract infection, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, also have Rhinitis, and take Avelox.

We study 3,261 people who have Upper respiratory tract infection from FDA and social media. Among them, 67 have Palpitations (Heart palpitations). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Upper respiratory tract infection

Upper respiratory tract infection (latest reports from 122,072 patients) is typically treated by Azithromycin, Levaquin, Amoxicillin, Clarithromycin, Zithromax.

Palpitations

Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) (latest reports from 310,643 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 3,261 people who have upper respiratory tract infection are studied. Among them, 67 (2.05%) have Palpitations. They amount to 0.02% of all the 310,627 people who have Palpitations on eHealthMe.

Trend of Palpitations in upper respiratory tract infection reports

Gender of people who have upper respiratory tract infection and experienced Palpitations * :

FemaleMale
Palpitations56.63%43.37%

Age of people who have upper respiratory tract infection and experienced Palpitations * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Palpitations0.00%0.00%1.45%7.25%26.09%18.84%23.19%24.64%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Palpitations0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Rhinitis (5 people, 7.46%)
  2. Depression (5 people, 7.46%)
  3. Hypothyroidism (3 people, 4.48%)
  4. Influenza (3 people, 4.48%)
  5. Hyperphosphataemia (3 people, 4.48%)
  6. Bronchitis (2 people, 2.99%)
  7. Spinal osteoarthritis (2 people, 2.99%)
  8. Pharyngitis (2 people, 2.99%)
  9. Crohn's disease (1 people, 1.49%)
  10. Hypertension (1 people, 1.49%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Avelox (22 people, 32.84%)
  2. Levaquin (10 people, 14.93%)
  3. Albuterol (9 people, 13.43%)
  4. Claritin (7 people, 10.45%)
  5. Ibuprofen (6 people, 8.96%)
  6. Ribavirin (5 people, 7.46%)
  7. Cefuroxime sodium (4 people, 5.97%)
  8. Azithromycin (4 people, 5.97%)
  9. Aspirin (4 people, 5.97%)
  10. Amoxicillin (4 people, 5.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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