Aleve and A-fib - from FDA reports


Summary

A-fib is found among people who take Aleve, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Tylenol, and have Pain . We study 37,775 people who have side effects while taking Aleve from FDA. Among them, 156 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 Aleve 39,595 users)

A-fib

A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 157,486 A-fib patients).

On Jan, 29, 2017

37,775 people reported to have side effects when taking Aleve.
Among them, 156 people (0.41%) have A-fib


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aleve cause A-fib?

Time on Aleve when people have A-fib *:

  • < 1 month: 28.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.57 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 21.43 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 53.9 %
  • male: 46.1 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.81 %
  • 20-29: 0.81 %
  • 30-39: 1.63 %
  • 40-49: 4.07 %
  • 50-59: 17.07 %
  • 60+: 75.61 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (17 people, 10.90%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (10 people, 6.41%)
  • Back Pain (10 people, 6.41%)
  • Metastases To Bone (9 people, 5.77%)
  • Arthritis (9 people, 5.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (23 people, 14.74%)
  • Aspirin (20 people, 12.82%)
  • Vioxx (17 people, 10.90%)
  • Prilosec (17 people, 10.90%)
  • Lasix (15 people, 9.62%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (25 people, 16.03%)
  • Pneumonia (24 people, 15.38%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (24 people, 15.38%)
  • High Blood Pressure (22 people, 14.10%)
  • Chest Pain (19 people, 12.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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