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Review: could Amiodarone cause Parkinson's disease?

Summary: Parkinson's disease could be caused by Amiodarone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Lactulose, and have Epilepsy.

We study 2,577 people who have side effects while taking Amiodarone from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Parkinson's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Parkinson's disease and more.

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Amiodarone hydrochloride

Amiodarone hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,810 users) has active ingredients of amiodarone hydrochloride. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter.

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (latest reports from 60,255 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 2,567 people reported to have side effects when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride. Among them, 9 people (0.35%) have Parkinson's Disease. They amount to 0.01% of all the 61,276 people who have Parkinson's Disease on eHealthMe.

Trend of Parkinson's disease in Amiodarone hydrochloride reports

Time on Amiodarone hydrochloride when people have Parkinson's disease * :

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Gender of people who have Parkinson's disease when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Parkinson's disease73.33%26.67%

Age of people who have Parkinson's disease when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Parkinson's disease0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%7.69%92.31%

Severity of Parkinson's disease when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride ** :

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How people recovered from Parkinson's disease ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (4 people, 44.44%)
  2. Pain in extremity (4 people, 44.44%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (4 people, 44.44%)
  4. Atrial fibrillation (2 people, 22.22%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (2 people, 22.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lactulose (8 people, 88.89%)
  2. Depakene (8 people, 88.89%)
  3. Quinapril (8 people, 88.89%)
  4. Gabapentin (8 people, 88.89%)
  5. Clopidogrel bisulfate (8 people, 88.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • patient was being treated with 500 mg keppra 2x per day. No seizures for year. Suddenly, grand mal seizure which lasted approx. 45 minutes: shaking, gasping for breath, vomiting, high blood pressure 180/102; racing heart rate 125; sweating. Later when hospitalized and given 3 mg of Ativan, seizures stopped. Later UTI discovered.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I had two successful cataract surgeries (right/left) in 2009. 2011 a bout of afib, hospitalized, put on Amiodarone for high dose for 14 days then the dose cut in half, continued on it for over one year, eyes started to hurt feeling as if they were too large for socket, eyesight started to deteriorate and within months was legally blind, not taken off Amiodarone, about seven months after starting Amiodarone I was taken off simvastatin, now the VA is trying to cover their tracks to find anything that may be the cause OTHER THAN AMIODARONE.

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