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. This review analyzes which people have Atrial fibrillation with Albuterol. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 80,504 people who have side effects when taking Albuterol from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 25, 2017

80,504 people reported to have side effects when taking Albuterol.
Among them, 1,526 people (1.9%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Albuterol cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Albuterol when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 70.45 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.45 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.82 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.27 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 50.5 %
  • male: 49.5 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.15 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.77 %
  • 20-29: 0.99 %
  • 30-39: 2.3 %
  • 40-49: 4.36 %
  • 50-59: 14.38 %
  • 60+: 77.05 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (136 people, 8.91%)
  • High Blood Pressure (116 people, 7.60%)
  • Asthma (107 people, 7.01%)
  • Pain (100 people, 6.55%)
  • Osteoporosis (56 people, 3.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Digoxin (452 people, 29.62%)
  • Lasix (429 people, 28.11%)
  • Aspirin (405 people, 26.54%)
  • Coumadin (382 people, 25.03%)
  • Furosemide (293 people, 19.20%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (403 people, 26.41%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (391 people, 25.62%)
  • Pneumonia (352 people, 23.07%)
  • Weakness (336 people, 22.02%)
  • Pain (322 people, 21.10%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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