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Review: could Clonazepam cause Heart racing (Heart palpitations)?

Summary: Heart racing is found among people who take Clonazepam, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Paxil, and have Depression.

We study 38,806 people who have side effects while taking Clonazepam from FDA and social media. Among them, 549 have Heart racing. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart racing and more.

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Clonazepam

Clonazepam has active ingredients of clonazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 41,315 Clonazepam users)

Heart racing

Heart racing (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain. (latest reports from 52,054 Heart racing patients)

On Jan, 22, 2015: 38,776 people reported to have side effects when taking Clonazepam. Among them, 548 people (1.41%) have Heart Racing.

Trend of Heart racing in Clonazepam reports

Time on Clonazepam when people have Heart racing * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart racing37.50%12.50%7.50%10.00%22.50%5.00%5.00%

Gender of people who have Heart racing when taking Clonazepam * :

FemaleMale
Heart racing77.51%22.49%

Age of people who have Heart racing when taking Clonazepam * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart racing0.00%0.60%0.60%6.19%16.77%24.55%26.35%24.95%

Severity of Heart racing when taking Clonazepam ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart racing10.00%70.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Heart racing ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Heart racing20.00%20.00%60.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (62 people, 11.31%)
  2. Anxiety (59 people, 10.77%)
  3. Pain (36 people, 6.57%)
  4. Insomnia (30 people, 5.47%)
  5. Hypertension (29 people, 5.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Paxil (67 people, 12.23%)
  2. Aspirin (61 people, 11.13%)
  3. Synthroid (50 people, 9.12%)
  4. Trazodone hcl (49 people, 8.94%)
  5. Ambien (47 people, 8.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    About 2 weeks ago I started on 3mg of Biotin a day. After about 4 days my heart started racing for period. It was uncomfortable and distracting. It's been nearly 2 weeks now and it's settled some but in the evening it comes back. Occassionaly during the day. Maybe at night I just notice it more but I don't think I notice it during the day, possible a little but at night it escalates. Is it possible that Biotin can cause damage. Why hasn't it gone away after near 2 weeks? I had no racing before starting Biotin. I've had a regularly scheduled checked about 4 days after stopping taking the Biotin. I didn't mention anything to the doc but he noticed nothing about my heartbeat or deep breathing. It's distracts and I wish it would subside! Any clues here? Thanks, jack

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