Albuterol and Atrial fibrillation - from FDA reports


Summary

Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Albuterol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Digoxin, and have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease . We study 76,358 people who have side effects while taking Albuterol from FDA. Among them, 1,479 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Albuterol

Albuterol has active ingredients of albuterol. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from Albuterol 77,481 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 157,486 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Jan, 20, 2017

76,358 people reported to have side effects when taking Albuterol.
Among them, 1,479 people (1.94%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Albuterol cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Albuterol when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 67.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.62 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.7 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 50.24 %
  • male: 49.76 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.16 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.79 %
  • 20-29: 1.03 %
  • 30-39: 2.37 %
  • 40-49: 4.42 %
  • 50-59: 14.59 %
  • 60+: 76.66 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (124 people, 8.38%)
  • High Blood Pressure (105 people, 7.10%)
  • Asthma (100 people, 6.76%)
  • Pain (93 people, 6.29%)
  • Diabetes (55 people, 3.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Digoxin (452 people, 30.56%)
  • Lasix (421 people, 28.47%)
  • Aspirin (405 people, 27.38%)
  • Coumadin (378 people, 25.56%)
  • Furosemide (293 people, 19.81%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (395 people, 26.71%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (386 people, 26.10%)
  • Pneumonia (345 people, 23.33%)
  • Weakness (331 people, 22.38%)
  • Pain (321 people, 21.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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