Review: could Aleve cause A-fib (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?
We study 19,234 people who have side effects while taking Aleve from FDA and social media. Among them, 135 have A-fib. Find out below who they are, when they have A-fib and more.
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Aleve (latest outcomes from 20,549 users) has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain.
A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) (latest reports from 385,824 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.
On Aug, 23, 2014: 19,234 people reported to have side effects when taking Aleve. Among them, 135 people (0.70%) have A-fib. They amount to 0.03% of all the 397,435 people who have A-fib on eHealthMe.
Time on Aleve when people have A-fib * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Aleve * :
Age of people who have A-fib when taking Aleve * :
Severity of A-fib when taking Aleve ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from A-fib ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (18 people, 13.33%)
- Bone loss (16 people, 11.85%)
- Pain (15 people, 11.11%)
- Breast cancer metastatic (12 people, 8.89%)
- Hypersensitivity (12 people, 8.89%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (60 people, 44.44%)
- Zometa (37 people, 27.41%)
- Ambien (35 people, 25.93%)
- Avandia (34 people, 25.19%)
- Coumadin (31 people, 22.96%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Comments from related studies:
From this study (2 years ago):
I believe the Aleve is leading to my atrial fibrillation. It only happens after taking aleve and submides within 24 hours after taking Aleve. It may be there are other drugs involved (suspect caffeine) but Aleve is the trigger.
From this study (3 years ago):
Theresa Dalton on Feb, 22, 2012:
Great Product, but I had atrial fib after taking for 2 days, just looking for triggers.
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On eHealthMe, Aleve (naproxen sodium) is often used for pain. Find out below the conditions Aleve is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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A-fib is also known as: Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Atrial fibrillation/flutter, Auricular fibrillation, Heart Fibrillation.
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