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 10,940 people who have side effects while taking Azithromycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 275 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 Azithromycin 12,345 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 Atrial fibrillation 84,600 patients)
On Dec, 16, 2014: 10,940 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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- I have a-fib after taking benadryl. i've been off it for a few days, but flutters remain. how long does it last?
(Asked by a 86 year old woman who has Atrial Fibrillation/flutter, and takes Benadryl)
I took 6 pills a day for a week, have been off medication for several days, but A-Fib symptoms continue.
- Dabigatran,rivaroxaban, apixaban (eliquis) or aspirin - which is most suitable for a patient with af (atrial fibrilation), left subdural hematoma, right ischemic stroke with hemorehagic transformation
(Asked by a 82 year old woman who has Thyroid Disorder, Ischemic CVA Stroke With Hemorrhagic Transformation, Chronic Subdural Hematoma (Left), High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Atrial Fibrillation)
My grandmother have Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and suffered a ischemic CVA stroke with hemorrhagic transformation on right brain this week. She also had left sudural hematoma for some time now, due to which Asprin (ecospirin-75) that she was taking because of her AF was stopped and I believe that stop ...
- My mom is 88. she takes lexapro in the evening. she wakes up hallucinating. it's starting to get to her. what should i try for her?
(Asked by a 88 year old woman who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, High Blood Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Dementia (controlled), and takes Multivitamin, Lipitor, Claritin, Allopurinol, Diltiazem Hydrochloride, Namenda Xr, Aricept, Dicyclomine Hydrochloride, Bystolic, Lexapro)
My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid ...
- Will marijuana trigger my afib
(Asked by a 67 year old man who has Atrial Fibrillation/flutter)
When I smoke pot will this aggravate my afib? This occurred last night after smoking a one hitter a couple of times and lasted 4-5 hours.
- Are atrial fibrillation and erectile dysfunction related? (1 answer)
(Asked by a 80 year old man who has Erectile Dysfunction, Atrial Fibrillation, and takes Warfarin Sodium)
I want to know whether those who have atrial fibrillation also suffer from erectile dysfunction, or vice-versa.
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