Amiodarone hydrochloride and Ataxia - from FDA reports


Summary

Ataxia is found among people who take Amiodarone Hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Simvastatin, and have Atrial fibrillation/flutter . We study 2,926 people who have side effects while taking Amiodarone hydrochloride from FDA. Among them, 7 have Ataxia. Find out below who they are, when they have Ataxia and more.

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Amiodarone Hydrochloride

Amiodarone hydrochloride has active ingredients of amiodarone hydrochloride. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Amiodarone hydrochloride 3,497 users)

Ataxia

Ataxia (loss of full control of bodily movements) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, depression, high blood pressure, pain (latest reports from 9,618 Ataxia patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

2,926 people reported to have side effects when taking Amiodarone Hydrochloride.
Among them, 7 people (0.24%) have Ataxia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Amiodarone hydrochloride cause Ataxia?

Time on Amiodarone Hydrochloride when people have Ataxia *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Ataxia when taking Amiodarone Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

Age of people who have Ataxia when taking Amiodarone Hydrochloride *:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (3 people, 42.86%)
  • Tachyarrhythmia (2 people, 28.57%)
  • High Blood Pressure (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Birth Control (1 person, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Simvastatin (3 people, 42.86%)
  • Warfarin Sodium (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Metoprolol Succinate (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Isosorbide Dinitrate (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (2 people, 28.57%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Neurotoxicity (4 people, 57.14%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (3 people, 42.86%)
  • Myoclonus (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Balance Disorder (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Alanine Aminotransferase Increased (2 people, 28.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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