From FDA reports: Atripla and Heart racing
This is a study of Heart racing (Heart palpitations) among people who take Atripla. The study analyzes: the time on Atripla when people have Heart racing, gender and age of these people, the severity of Heart racing, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Atripla. In total 1,288 Atripla users are studied. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and is updated regularly.
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Atripla has active ingredients of efavirenz; emtricitabine; tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. It is used in hiv infection, aids, asymptomatic hiv infection. Commonly reported side effects of Atripla include viral load increased, rashes, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, abortion spontaneous.
Heart racing has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, depression, high blood cholesterol, pain.
On May, 29, 2013: 1,288 people reported to have side effects when taking Atripla. Among them, 8 people (0.62%) 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||50.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||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%||71.43%||14.29%||14.29%||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 (6 people, 75.00%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (3 people, 37.50%)
- Pain (2 people, 25.00%)
- Breakthrough pain (1 people, 12.50%)
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Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Temazepam (3 people, 37.50%)
- Omeprazole (3 people, 37.50%)
- Azmacort (3 people, 37.50%)
- Albuterol (3 people, 37.50%)
- Combivent (3 people, 37.50%)
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Atripla (efavirenz; emtricitabine; tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) is often used for hiv infection. Find out below the conditions Atripla is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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