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Review: could Arimidex cause Heart pounding or racing (Heart palpitations)?

Summary: Heart pounding or racing is found among people who take Arimidex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer.

We study 14,516 people who have side effects while taking Arimidex from FDA and social media. Among them, 172 have Heart pounding or racing. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart pounding or racing and more.

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Arimidex

Arimidex has active ingredients of anastrozole. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from 14,957 Arimidex users)

Heart pounding or racing

Heart pounding or racing (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain. (latest reports from 52,053 Heart pounding or racing patients)

On Jan, 30, 2015: 14,510 people reported to have side effects when taking Arimidex. Among them, 172 people (1.19%) have Heart Pounding Or Racing.

Trend of Heart pounding or racing in Arimidex reports

Time on Arimidex when people have Heart pounding or racing * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart pounding or racing28.00%28.00%12.00%4.00%28.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Heart pounding or racing when taking Arimidex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart pounding or racing0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%6.94%36.42%56.65%

Severity of Heart pounding or racing when taking Arimidex ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart pounding or racing0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Heart pounding or racing ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Heart pounding or racing50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (61 people, 35.47%)
  2. Breast cancer metastatic (29 people, 16.86%)
  3. Blood cholesterol (27 people, 15.70%)
  4. Aortic valve incompetence (25 people, 14.53%)
  5. Haemorrhage (25 people, 14.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (85 people, 49.42%)
  2. Aredia (75 people, 43.60%)
  3. Dilaudid (45 people, 26.16%)
  4. Calcium (43 people, 25.00%)
  5. Neurontin (42 people, 24.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Palpitations after taking meds
    took my meds last night with in 5 mins my heart rate shot up to 140 bpm an lasted for 15 mins before it came down
  • What's the cause of heart palpitations
    E-fib or irregular heart beat, more noticeable at night. Have been on hormone replacement since 1995. Started on the patch that caused irritations then switch to 1% Androgel packets. Used 1/2 a packet per day for years, then libido dropped and started using full packet. Everything going good until I started using 25mgs of zinc some months later I started having heart palpitations.
    Stopped androgel and zinc, heart palpitations stopped after 2 weeks, almost afraid to start up again!
  • I took 20mg fluoxitine daily for 11 years. my doctor increased the dosage to 40mg daily. within 3 weeks time, i started having night sweats. is this due to doubling the dose? (1 answer)
    Could the generic for ARIMIDEX be a cause for the hair loss as well as the night sweats, instead of the fluxotine?. The doubling of fluxotine & the start of the anastrole both started at about the same time. Which one is mostlikely to be the culprit? I am going to stop one or both of them. I'm 89 yrs old and gonna die from something, and I don't want it to be the medication I'm taking to try and destroy the estrogen still being produced in this old body even though I no longer have my female organs. Also
    my AST Liver function increased higher than normal by 9 points after I took it only 2 weeks. Would
    this hormone cause that too?
  • Biotin and heart races? connection?
    About 2 weeks ago I started on 3mg of Biotin a day. After about 4 days my heart started racing for period. It was uncomfortable and distracting. It's been nearly 2 weeks now and it's settled some but in the evening it comes back. Occassionaly during the day. Maybe at night I just notice it more but I don't think I notice it during the day, possible a little but at night it escalates. Is it possible that Biotin can cause damage. Why hasn't it gone away after near 2 weeks? I had no racing before starting Biotin. I've had a regularly scheduled checked about 4 days after stopping taking the Biotin. I didn't mention anything to the doc but he noticed nothing about my heartbeat or deep breathing. It's distracts and I wish it would subside! Any clues here? Thanks, jack
  • Can biotin cause prolonged heart racing?
    I started taking 3mg of biotin a day for about 3 or 4 days. I noticed my heart racing which was unusual for me. None before starting biotin. I've stopped over a week ago, going on 2 weeks and my heart still races. More at night or maybe I notice it more at night. No, I would notice it during the day. But when I sit down to relax at night it begins to flip and flop. Why is this persisting after near 2 weeks of stopping. By the way, I had a regular checkup about 4 or 5 days after stopping and the physician didn't say anything about what he heard in my heart and deep breathing. I have no pain but the palpitations are distracting and somewhat worrisome. Is there any cases of biotin doing damage to the heart?

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  • Non stop for two days now. I feel like stopping the Armidex but not sure if it could be heart damage from the EC Chemo or the radiotherapy.

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