Azithromycin and Atrial fibrillation - from FDA reports


Summary

Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Azithromycin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Digoxin, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 17,210 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA. Among them, 340 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Azithromycin

Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Azithromycin 19,336 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 157,501 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Feb, 24, 2017

17,210 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin.
Among them, 340 people (1.98%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Azithromycin cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Azithromycin when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 90.32 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 3.23 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.23 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 3.23 %

Gender of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Azithromycin *:

  • female: 49.24 %
  • male: 50.76 %

Age of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Azithromycin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.35 %
  • 10-19: 2.08 %
  • 20-29: 1.04 %
  • 30-39: 5.54 %
  • 40-49: 8.65 %
  • 50-59: 19.72 %
  • 60+: 62.63 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (19 people, 5.59%)
  • Light Chain Analysis Increased (12 people, 3.53%)
  • High Blood Pressure (12 people, 3.53%)
  • Pneumonia (11 people, 3.24%)
  • Bronchitis (11 people, 3.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Digoxin (134 people, 39.41%)
  • Aspirin (102 people, 30.00%)
  • Albuterol (99 people, 29.12%)
  • Furosemide (89 people, 26.18%)
  • Levaquin (80 people, 23.53%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (123 people, 36.18%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (116 people, 34.12%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (112 people, 32.94%)
  • Weakness (100 people, 29.41%)
  • Injury (95 people, 27.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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