Review: could Albuterol cause Atrial Fibrillation?


Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Albuterol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Digoxin, and have Atrial fibrillation . We study 56,701 people who have side effects while taking Albuterol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,240 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Albuterol has active ingredients of albuterol. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from Albuterol 59,923 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, weakness, diarrhea, arrhythmias (latest reports from 98,371 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

56,701 people reported to have side effects when taking Albuterol.
Among them, 1,240 people (2.19%) have Atrial Fibrillation

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Albuterol cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Albuterol when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 68.42 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.42 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.89 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.63 %
  • 10+ years: 2.63 %

Gender of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Albuterol *:

  • female: 48.35 %
  • male: 51.65 %

Age of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Albuterol *:

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.66 %
  • 20-29: 1.04 %
  • 30-39: 2.74 %
  • 40-49: 4.91 %
  • 50-59: 15.12 %
  • 60+: 75.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (125 people)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (82 people)
  • Pain (75 people)
  • Hypertension (75 people)
  • Asthma (75 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Digoxin (441 people)
  • Aspirin (389 people)
  • Lasix (361 people)
  • Coumadin (346 people)
  • Furosemide (285 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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