Review: could Amiodarone hydrochloride cause Syncope (Fainting)?
Summary: Syncope is found among people who take Amiodarone hydrochloride, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Furosemide, and have Atrial fibrillation/flutter.
We study 2,597 people who have side effects while taking Amiodarone hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 83 have Syncope. Find out below who they are, when they have Syncope and more.
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Amiodarone hydrochloride has active ingredients of amiodarone hydrochloride. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from 2,833 Amiodarone hydrochloride users)
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 49,815 Syncope patients)
On Jan, 31, 2015: 2,597 people reported to have side effects when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride. Among them, 83 people (3.20%) have Syncope.
Time on Amiodarone hydrochloride when people have Syncope * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Syncope when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride * :
Age of people who have Syncope when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride * :
Severity of Syncope when taking Amiodarone hydrochloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Syncope ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Atrial fibrillation (28 people, 33.73%)
- Cardiac failure (26 people, 31.33%)
- Ventricular fibrillation (24 people, 28.92%)
- Torsade de pointes (10 people, 12.05%)
- Seasonal allergy (10 people, 12.05%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Furosemide (39 people, 46.99%)
- Loratadine (25 people, 30.12%)
- Dobutrex (24 people, 28.92%)
- Carperitide (24 people, 28.92%)
- Digoxin (19 people, 22.89%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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