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From FDA reports: side effects of Dofetilide for a Male patient aged 85

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Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 85

Gender: male

Conditions: Atrial Flutter

Drugs taking:
- Dofetilide

Side effects have: Cardiac Arrest, Ventricular Fibrillation

On Jan, 19, 2014: 5,271 people who reported to have side effects when taking Dofetilide are studied

Trend of Dofetilide's drug interactions, side effects, and effectiveness reports (2849608)

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
Cardiac Arrest3 (1.73%)
Ventricular Fibrillation (abnormally irregular heart rhythm)2 (1.16%)

Most common side effects experienced by males aged 85 (±5) in the use of Dofetilide:

Side effectNumber of reports
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)76
Hypertension (high blood pressure)20
Asthenia (weakness)20
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)16
Drug Ineffective16
Dizziness15
Weight Decreased13
Condition Aggravated (worse condition)11
Fall10
Feeling Abnormal8

Most common side effects experienced by males aged 85 (±5) in long term use of Dofetilide:

Side effectNumber of reports
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)4
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)2
Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)2
Drug Ineffective2
Drug Interaction2
Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)2
Renal Impairment (severely reduced kidney function)2
Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs)1
Disease Recurrence1
Cardiomyopathy (weakening of the heart muscle)1

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
Cardiac Arrest51 (0.97%)
Ventricular Fibrillation (abnormally irregular heart rhythm)49 (0.93%)

Most common side effects experienced by people in the use of Dofetilide:

Side effectNumber of reports
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)2,199
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)525
Drug Ineffective388
Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged328
Dizziness296
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)262
Chest Pain251
Condition Aggravated (worse condition)230
Heart Rate Increased216
Ventricular Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat that originates in one of the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart)211

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use of Dofetilide:

Side effectNumber of reports
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)81
Condition Aggravated (worse condition)14
Drug Ineffective14
Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged11
Drug Interaction9
Heart Rate Irregular8
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)7
Dizziness6
Ventricular Extrasystoles (premature cardiac contraction)6
Feeling Abnormal6

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