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Review: could Amiodarone hydrochloride cause Parkinson's disease?





Summary: Parkinson's disease is found among people who take Amiodarone hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take medication Lactulose, and have Epilepsy.

We study 2,595 people who have side effects while taking Amiodarone hydrochloride 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 has active ingredients of amiodarone hydrochloride. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Amiodarone hydrochloride 2,830 users)

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia.(latest reports from Parkinson's disease 23,890 patients)

On Dec, 2, 2014: 2,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride. Among them, 9 people (0.35%) have Parkinson's Disease.

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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  • Mother recovered significantly from confusion (1 response)
    (Posted by a 77 year old woman who has Parkinsons, and takes Prozac, Wellbutrin, Sinemet)
    My very independent, active mother was diagnosed with Parkinson's (long over due, she did not have the common tremor but instead had issues with her gait).

    She was already on Wellbutrin and Prozac because they thought her shuffling was muscle weakness due to inactivity caused by depression. Once properly diagnosed and under the treatment of a neurologist for Parkinson's she was prescribed Sinemet. Her ability to walk increased dramatically however she was extremely confused. She constantly wanted to go home even though she was. She would get angry with us if we tried to convince her otherwise. She confused family members with other people and thought very off the wall situations were occurring with them. The neurologist said she had common symptoms of senile dementia which can accompany Parkinson's patients. Due to a random ordered hearing/vertigo test, we were instructed to take her off of all her medications a week prior to the test. Because the sinemet was so difficult to get her to tolerate due to extreme nausea I did not take her off of it but I took her off everything else. Within four to five days of being off the depression medication which had been combined with the sinemet she had a 360 degree turnaround in her confusion. She was even able to tell me that she knew she was confused but could not reason herself out of it. It was an end to eight months of pure H**. If you have a family suffering confusion and symptoms of senility that is on Sinemet and also taking anti-depression medications, insist that they be weaned of the anti-depressants before you accept the senility diagnosis.
  • Psychotic episode post amiodarone
    (Posted by a 83 year old woman who has Loss Of Memory, Delusional Disorder, Unspecified Type, Psychosis, and takes Amiodarone Hydrochloride)
    83 year old female post amiodarone and pacemaker insertion had acute episode of psychosis, memory loss, became delusional. Symptoms were primarily targeted to live in daughter. Psychosis became somewhat dormant with frequent exacerbation and eruptions. This patient was previously intact emotionally and fully functional. The condition became chronic and disrupted the family. A sad outcome upsetting the children of the patient with resulting alienation and estrangement per patient's request.

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