Review: could Atripla cause Heart racing (Heart palpitations)?
Summary: Heart racing is found among people who take Atripla, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Temazepam, and have Hiv infection.
We study 1,600 people who have side effects while taking Atripla from FDA and social media. Among them, 11 have Heart racing. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart racing and more.
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Atripla has active ingredients of efavirenz; emtricitabine; tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. It is often used in hiv infection. (latest outcomes from 1,917 Atripla users)
Heart 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 52,127 Heart racing patients)
On Feb, 27, 2015: 1,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Atripla. Among them, 11 people (0.69%) have Heart Racing.
Time on Atripla when people have Heart racing * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Heart racing||80.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||20.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Heart racing when taking Atripla * :
|Heart racing||0.00%||100.00% |
Age of people who have Heart racing when taking Atripla * :
|Heart racing||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||85.71%||7.14%||7.14%||0.00% |
Severity of Heart racing when taking Atripla ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Heart racing||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Heart racing ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Heart racing||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hiv infection (10 people, 90.91%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (3 people, 27.27%)
- Pain (2 people, 18.18%)
- Breakthrough pain (1 people, 9.09%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Temazepam (3 people, 27.27%)
- Omeprazole (3 people, 27.27%)
- Azmacort (3 people, 27.27%)
- Albuterol (3 people, 27.27%)
- Combivent (3 people, 27.27%)
* 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!
- Inserted implanon while using atripla, my worry is that can they be used together, can i fall pregnant while on implanon?
I wish to know if there can be a problem when using Atripla in conjunction with Implanon. I recently had an implant in October and I did'nt have any side effect whatsoever, but recently I breast pain and I feel a bit tired at all times. I read on the side effects but now my concern is that can they be mixed together or? Plz help
- 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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I have had 2 ocular migraines with elevated blood pressure this month. Could it be the Zantac? I took one last night for heartburn and had an ocular migraine this morning. Lately I have had a lot of flushing of the face and wake up with my face flushed in the morning although my blood pressure has been normal. I have had heartburn since taking the Lopressor and Norvasc and that is why I started on the Zantac OTC. I used to have ocular migraines about 30 years ago and they were related to decongestants.
Carmie on Jan, 26, 2015:
I am wondering if any of the above drugs could be causing my flashing lights type migraine. I do not have any severe pain with this. Could it be drug interaction and which one is causing the flushing of the face and heartburn. It did not start until I started the Lopressor and Norvasc.
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