Review: could Aleve cause A-fib?


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 30,959 people who have side effects while taking Aleve from FDA and social media. Among them, 147 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 arthritis. (latest outcomes from Aleve 37,838 users)

A-fib

A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, atrial fibrillation/flutter, hypotension, weakness, international normalised ratio increased (latest reports from 149,628 A-fib patients).

On Sep, 13, 2016

30,959 people reported to have side effects when taking Aleve.
Among them, 147 people (0.47%) have A-fib


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aleve cause A-fib?

Time on Aleve when people have A-fib *:

  • < 1 month: 26.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 54.48 %
  • male: 45.52 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.86 %
  • 20-29: 0.86 %
  • 30-39: 1.72 %
  • 40-49: 5.17 %
  • 50-59: 17.24 %
  • 60+: 74.14 %

Severity if A-fib when taking Aleve **:

  • least: 100 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from A-fib **:

  • while on drug: 100 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (17 people, 11.56%)
  • Back Pain (10 people, 6.80%)
  • Metastases To Bone (9 people, 6.12%)
  • Arthritis (9 people, 6.12%)
  • Hypertension (8 people, 5.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (21 people, 14.29%)
  • Aspirin (20 people, 13.61%)
  • Vioxx (17 people, 11.56%)
  • Prilosec (16 people, 10.88%)
  • Lasix (15 people, 10.20%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (24 people, 16.33%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (24 people, 16.33%)
  • Pneumonia (20 people, 13.61%)
  • Myocardial Infarction (18 people, 12.24%)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (17 people, 11.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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