Claritin and Atrial fibrillation - from FDA reports


Summary

Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Claritin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 38,118 people who have side effects while taking Claritin from FDA. Among them, 442 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Claritin

Claritin has active ingredients of loratadine. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Claritin 40,206 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 Jan, 25, 2017

38,118 people reported to have side effects when taking Claritin.
Among them, 442 people (1.16%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Claritin cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Claritin when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 87.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 62.87 %
  • male: 37.13 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.52 %
  • 10-19: 1.81 %
  • 20-29: 4.39 %
  • 30-39: 2.84 %
  • 40-49: 8.01 %
  • 50-59: 21.96 %
  • 60+: 60.47 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (46 people, 10.41%)
  • High Blood Pressure (36 people, 8.14%)
  • Pain (24 people, 5.43%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (20 people, 4.52%)
  • Cardiac Disorder (13 people, 2.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (99 people, 22.40%)
  • Aspirin (82 people, 18.55%)
  • Coumadin (77 people, 17.42%)
  • Prilosec (63 people, 14.25%)
  • Xanax (53 people, 11.99%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (113 people, 25.57%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (108 people, 24.43%)
  • Arrhythmias (101 people, 22.85%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (96 people, 21.72%)
  • Fatigue (84 people, 19.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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