Related topic: Azithromycin, Atrial fibrillation
Review: could Azithromycin cause Atrial fibrillation?
Summary: Atrial fibrillation could be caused by Azithromycin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Digoxin, and have Atrial fibrillation.
We study 10,898 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 (latest outcomes from 12,294 users) has active ingredients of azithromycin. It is often used in sinusitis.
Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) (latest reports from 375,014 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 10,759 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 275 people (2.56%) have Atrial Fibrillation. They amount to 0.07% of all the 382,741 people who have Atrial Fibrillation on eHealthMe.
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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On eHealthMe, Azithromycin (azithromycin) is often used for sinusitis. Find out below the conditions Azithromycin is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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From this study (1 year ago):
I stopped Mucinex 24 hours ago. I am on the 5th out of 6 Azithromycin pills.
From this study (4 years ago):
Patient haad atrial arhythmias and hypertension controlled with medication until prescribed Azithromycin on Dec 31; Patient called attention to physician and pharmacist concern because of the other regular medications; both physcian and pharmacist replied, it is onnly for 5 days. During the months following the completion of the dosage weird things began to happen related to hypertension and heart rate; then on July 7 same drug called in by phone. I again mentioned my drug regimen; Again got answer "only for 5 days." On the 4th day I was transported by ambulance to ER with bp exceeding 220/110; after lowering with clonidine 0.2 mg,I was told to go home and finish medicine. I did and next day was worse and again transported to ER with b.p. 251/115. It took Clonidine .2 twice 30 minutes apart to bring it down. I was send home and to date and still have multiple hypetensive and incresaed atrial fib. I am scheduled to see a cardiologist. I feel the drug interactied with all four reasons given and may have damaged my one kidney. One kidney was lost due to cancer in 1996, but the other was functioning fine until now.
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