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 19,246 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 has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 20,561 Aleve users)
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 86,654 A-fib patients)
On Jan, 4, 2015: 19,244 people reported to have side effects when taking Aleve. Among them, 135 people (0.70%) have A-fib.
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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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.
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Great Product, but I had atrial fib after taking for 2 days, just looking for triggers.
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