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

This is a personalized study for a 85 year old male patient. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 5,367 people who take the same drug and have side effectsfrom FDA.

On Oct, 30, 2014: 5,367 people who reported to have side effects when taking Dofetilide are studied

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

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 85

Gender: male

Conditions: Atrial Flutter

Drugs taking:
- Dofetilide

Side effects have: Cardiac Arrest, Ventricular Fibrillation

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes among males aged 85 (±5):

Side effectNumber of reports
Cardiac Arrest6 (3.45%)
Ventricular Fibrillation (abnormally irregular heart rhythm)4 (2.30%)

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
Drug Ineffective32
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)32
Dizziness30
Weight Decreased26
Condition Aggravated (worse condition)22
Hypertension (high blood pressure)20
Asthenia (weakness)20
Fall20
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)16

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
Drug Interaction4
Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)4
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)4
Drug Ineffective4
Renal Impairment (severely reduced kidney function)4
Haematemesis (vomiting of blood)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
Disease Recurrence2
Cardiomyopathy (weakening of the heart muscle)2

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

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
Cardiac Arrest104 (1.94%)
Ventricular Fibrillation (abnormally irregular heart rhythm)100 (1.86%)

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)2,216
Drug Ineffective790
Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged674
Dizziness606
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)541
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)521
Chest Pain465
Condition Aggravated (worse condition)464
Heart Rate Increased452
Ventricular Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat that originates in one of the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart)426

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)28
Drug Ineffective28
Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged24
Drug Interaction20
Heart Rate Irregular16
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)14
Ventricular Extrasystoles (premature cardiac contraction)12
Dizziness12
Feeling Abnormal12

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