Review: could Azithromycin cause Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?
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 Atrial fibrillation/flutter.
We study 10,942 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 273 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.
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Azithromycin has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from 12,351 Azithromycin users)
Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 87,230 Atrial fibrillation patients)
On Jan, 15, 2015: 10,942 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 275 people (2.51%) have Atrial Fibrillation.
Time on Azithromycin when people have Atrial fibrillation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Atrial fibrillation||93.33%||0.00%||0.00%||6.67%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Azithromycin * :
|Atrial fibrillation||50.00%||50.00% |
Age of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Azithromycin * :
|Atrial fibrillation||0.00%||0.00%||1.92%||1.15%||6.92%||8.46%||18.85%||62.69% |
Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Azithromycin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Atrial fibrillation||50.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Atrial fibrillation||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Atrial fibrillation (34 people, 12.36%)
- Prophylaxis (13 people, 4.73%)
- Multiple myeloma (13 people, 4.73%)
- Hiv infection (12 people, 4.36%)
- Light chain analysis increased (12 people, 4.36%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Digoxin (153 people, 55.64%)
- Aspirin (130 people, 47.27%)
- Albuterol (107 people, 38.91%)
- Furosemide (101 people, 36.73%)
- Levaquin (96 people, 34.91%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Are everyone's hearts as I say "behaving this evening?" Had a full day without pvcs! Always a good thing! The last afib episode was in October! For some reason it always appears every 6 months! So I'm not due until April 2015! Will try to be positive and tell myself it's not going to happen!
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