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What could cause Chest Tightness, Sweating - excessive for a 57-year old woman who takes Flecainide Acetate, Diltiazem Hydrochloride?





Summary: 21 female patients aged 57 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 57 year old female patient who has Palpitations. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Flecainide acetate has active ingredients of flecainide acetate. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (view latest outcomes from 3,808 users)

Diltiazem hydrochloride has active ingredients of diltiazem hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Diltiazem hydrochloride 6,555 users)

What are the conditions

Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) can be treated by Atenolol, Metoprolol Tartrate, Toprol-xl, Propranolol Hydrochloride, Metoprolol Succinate, Diltiazem Hydrochloride. (latest reports from Palpitations 51,029 patients)

What are the symptoms

Chest Tightness has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, depression, asthma.(latest reports from Chest Tightness 3,469 patients)

Sweating - excessive (abnormally increased sweating) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Sweating - excessive 42,617 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 21 females aged 52 (±5) who take Flecainide Acetate, Diltiazem Hydrochloride are studied

Flecainide Acetate, Diltiazem Hydrochloride outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 52

Gender: female

Conditions: Arithimas, Palpitations

Drugs taking:
- Flecainide Acetate (flecainide acetate): used for < 1 month
- Diltiazem Hydrochloride - 90MG (diltiazem hydrochloride): used for 2 - 5 years

Drug interactions have: moderate extreme tirdness, moderate chest tightness, moderate sweating - excessive

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports on eHealthMe
Extreme Tirdness2 (9.52% of females aged 52 (±5) who take the drugs)
Chest Tightness2 (9.52% of females aged 52 (±5) who take the drugs)
Sweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating)8 (38.10% of females aged 52 (±5) who take the drugs)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Extreme Tirdness in Arithimas1 (100.00% of females aged 52 (±5) who have Arithimas)
Extreme Tirdness in Palpitations1 (0.31% of females aged 52 (±5) who have Palpitations)
Chest Tightness in Arithimas1 (100.00% of females aged 52 (±5) who have Arithimas)
Chest Tightness in Palpitations1 (0.31% of females aged 52 (±5) who have Palpitations)
Sweating - Excessive in Arithimas1 (100.00% of females aged 52 (±5) who have Arithimas)
Sweating - Excessive in Palpitations7 (2.18% of females aged 52 (±5) who have Palpitations)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Extreme Tirdness in Flecainide Acetate1 (0.60% of females aged 52 (±5) who take Flecainide acetate)
Extreme Tirdness in Diltiazem Hydrochloride1 (0.21% of females aged 52 (±5) who take Diltiazem hydrochloride)
Chest Tightness in Flecainide Acetate1 (0.60% of females aged 52 (±5) who take Flecainide acetate)
Chest Tightness in Diltiazem Hydrochloride1 (0.21% of females aged 52 (±5) who take Diltiazem hydrochloride)
Sweating - Excessive in Flecainide Acetate7 (4.19% of females aged 52 (±5) who take Flecainide acetate)
Sweating - Excessive in Diltiazem Hydrochloride11 (2.32% of females aged 52 (±5) who take Diltiazem hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Flecainide Acetate is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/an/a
Diltiazem Hydrochloride is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Tired Eyes (eyes feel achy, weak, or heavy due to intense use)n/an/an/aSweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating)n/an/aAtrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
Chest TightnessChest TightnessPalpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)
Sweating - Excessive (abnormally increased sweating)Anxiety
Pain
Panic Attack
Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)
Back Pain
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
Pickwickian Syndrome (extreme obesity accompanied by sleepiness, hypoventilation, and polycythemia)
Ear Pain

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    This patient was diagnosed with migraine headaches in 1986 and has been on propranolol 80mg ever since - 28 years. Interestingly, 1986 was around the time Inderal lost its patent and propranolol became generic.

    The patient served in the army from 1972-1976 during the vietnam war. She has a history of mental health issues (not sure what) and anxiety. I feel she has been "labeled" and current episodes of "panic attacks" are answered with benzodiazapines and she is sent on her way.

    During my first look into propranolol, the very first page said, "Check with your doctor immediately if you have any of the following side effects:
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    This caught my attention. I then started probing deeper and found an article written by Dr. Noreen Kassem titled "The Long Term Side Effects of Propranolol." In the article she wrote, "...propranolol and other beta blockers can also worsen breathing disorders, such as emphysema and asthma, because they constrict the air passageways of the lungs and can cause fluid build-up in the lungs. This can result in shortness of breath, difficulty breathing and chest tightness in patients who are on propranolol for long periods of time, or who have respiratory disorders."

    I tried to find Dr. Kassem to no avail. I wanted to know exactly where she got this information. I would like to find some primary literature on this topic but haven't had any luck. I need proof, because as of right now I'm a student being told that "she has been on this agent for 28 years, I doubt it's bothering her now." I'm not buying it and I think something is here.

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    I think the propranolol, while not the cause of these problems, is certainly exacerbating them. Does anyone have proof of this happening; peer reviewed articles, anything. My rotation is done in 2 weeks and I know no one will ever look into this again after I'm gone.

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