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Review: could Aleve cause A-fib (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?

Summary: A-fib is found among people who take Aleve, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 19,250 people who have side effects while taking Aleve from FDA and social media. Among them, 137 have A-fib. Find out below who they are, when they have A-fib and more.

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Aleve

Aleve has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 20,566 Aleve users)

A-fib

A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 86,681 A-fib patients)

On Feb, 4, 2015: 19,246 people reported to have side effects when taking Aleve. Among them, 135 people (0.70%) have A-fib.

Trend of A-fib in Aleve reports

Time on Aleve when people have A-fib * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
A-fib21.43%21.43%7.14%0.00%28.57%21.43%0.00%

Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Aleve * :

FemaleMale
A-fib54.55%45.45%

Age of people who have A-fib when taking Aleve * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
A-fib0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.19%7.45%14.89%74.47%

Severity of A-fib when taking Aleve ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
A-fib100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from A-fib ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
A-fib100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (18 people, 13.33%)
  2. Bone loss (16 people, 11.85%)
  3. Pain (15 people, 11.11%)
  4. Breast cancer metastatic (12 people, 8.89%)
  5. Hypersensitivity (12 people, 8.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (60 people, 44.44%)
  2. Zometa (37 people, 27.41%)
  3. Ambien (35 people, 25.93%)
  4. Avandia (34 people, 25.19%)
  5. Coumadin (31 people, 22.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I am taking all of the meds listed especially the newest drug, Pradaxa, which my Primary Doctor knows nothing about. He said since it is new there is no data out there on other medicines you can use with Pradaxa. I have now got the Flu and he doesn't know of any medication I can take with me taking Pradaxa. What am I to do, just die? Does anyone out there that is taking Pradaxa and had the Flu or even a cold what medication did you take for flu and/or cold? PLEASE WILL SOMEBODY HELP ME!
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    I have been on the above drugs three days. Tody I have 100 degree fever and a cough the often results in a cough head ache. I also have a post nasal drip.

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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.

    Reply

  • 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.

    Reply

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