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Review: could Albuterol cause Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?

We study 54,095 people who have side effects while taking Albuterol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,230 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Albuterol

Albuterol (latest outcomes from 54,781 users) has active ingredients of albuterol. It is often used in asthma.

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) (latest reports from 385,824 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.

On Sep, 12, 2014: 54,095 people reported to have side effects when taking Albuterol. Among them, 1,230 people (2.27%) have Atrial Fibrillation.

Trend of Atrial fibrillation in Albuterol reports

Time on Albuterol when people have Atrial fibrillation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Atrial fibrillation75.51%16.33%0.00%0.00%6.12%2.04%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Atrial fibrillation50.94%49.06%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Atrial fibrillation0.08%0.00%0.49%0.74%2.80%4.77%14.39%76.73%

Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Albuterol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (129 people, 10.49%)
  2. Hypertension (95 people, 7.72%)
  3. Pain (94 people, 7.64%)
  4. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (78 people, 6.34%)
  5. Asthma (69 people, 5.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (588 people, 47.80%)
  2. Digoxin (534 people, 43.41%)
  3. Lasix (439 people, 35.69%)
  4. Coumadin (405 people, 32.93%)
  5. Lisinopril (318 people, 25.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    landofoz on Aug, 25, 2014:

    hi, Heat over 65 degrees, any type of activity, house cleaning, walking. etc. In a hurry, stress. This is so embarrassing. My hair becomes wet, sweat drips from my face and neck. People think I am nuts or coming off of drugs. has limited my activities due to embarrassment or can't stay dry enough to fix my hair. I have stopped wearing makeup all together as it just runs down my face. My Dr. will not listen to me. I think she believes I may "glisten" a little. I need help. Please!!!MY Reply to the above,
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