Review: could Chlorhexidine Gluconate cause Heart Palpitations?


Heart palpitations is found among people who take Chlorhexidine Gluconate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Osteoporosis . We study 2,294 people who have side effects while taking Chlorhexidine gluconate from FDA and social media. Among them, 88 have Heart palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart palpitations and more.

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Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Chlorhexidine gluconate has active ingredients of chlorhexidine gluconate. It is often used in preventive health care. (latest outcomes from Chlorhexidine gluconate 2,665 users)

Heart Palpitations

Heart palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, drug ineffective, weakness, chest pain, fatigue (latest reports from 73,238 Heart palpitations patients).

On Sep, 11, 2016

2,294 people reported to have side effects when taking Chlorhexidine Gluconate.
Among them, 88 people (3.84%) have Heart Palpitations

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Chlorhexidine gluconate cause Heart palpitations?

Time on Chlorhexidine Gluconate when people have Heart Palpitations *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Heart Palpitations when taking Chlorhexidine Gluconate *:

  • female: 72.41 %
  • male: 27.59 %

Age of people who have Heart Palpitations when taking Chlorhexidine Gluconate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.82 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 16.9 %
  • 50-59: 15.49 %
  • 60+: 64.79 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (37 people, 42.05%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (8 people, 9.09%)
  • Anxiety (7 people, 7.95%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (3 people, 3.41%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (2 people, 2.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (72 people, 81.82%)
  • Flexeril (49 people, 55.68%)
  • Prevacid (48 people, 54.55%)
  • Clindamycin (47 people, 53.41%)
  • Levaquin (44 people, 50.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (77 people, 87.50%)
  • Anxiety (74 people, 84.09%)
  • Dyspnoea (65 people, 73.86%)
  • Injury (62 people, 70.45%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (60 people, 68.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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