Review: could Albuterol cause Atrial Fibrillation?


Summary

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 57,577 people who have side effects while taking Albuterol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,257 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 75,358 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, atrial fibrillation/flutter, weakness, stroke, international normalised ratio increased (latest reports from 149,628 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

57,577 people reported to have side effects when taking Albuterol.
Among them, 1,257 people (2.18%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Albuterol cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Albuterol when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 64.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.92 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.81 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.7 %
  • 10+ years: 2.7 %

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

  • female: 48.62 %
  • male: 51.38 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.74 %
  • 20-29: 1.21 %
  • 30-39: 2.7 %
  • 40-49: 4.93 %
  • 50-59: 14.99 %
  • 60+: 75.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (126 people, 10.02%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (84 people, 6.68%)
  • Pain (75 people, 5.97%)
  • Hypertension (75 people, 5.97%)
  • Asthma (75 people, 5.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Digoxin (442 people, 35.16%)
  • Aspirin (391 people, 31.11%)
  • Lasix (366 people, 29.12%)
  • Coumadin (349 people, 27.76%)
  • Furosemide (290 people, 23.07%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (355 people, 28.24%)
  • Dyspnoea (349 people, 27.76%)
  • Pain (314 people, 24.98%)
  • Asthenia (281 people, 22.35%)
  • Pneumonia (278 people, 22.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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