Review: could Digoxin cause Swallowing Difficulty?


Summary

Swallowing difficulty is found among people who take Digoxin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Lasix, and have Atrial fibrillation . We study 56,053 people who have side effects while taking Digoxin from FDA and social media. Among them, 654 have Swallowing difficulty. Find out below who they are, when they have Swallowing difficulty and more.

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Digoxin

Digoxin has active ingredients of digoxin. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Digoxin 65,301 users)

Swallowing Difficulty

Swallowing difficulty has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, drug ineffective, back pain, diarrhea, mucosal inflammation (latest reports from 53,115 Swallowing difficulty patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

56,053 people reported to have side effects when taking Digoxin.
Among them, 654 people (1.17%) have Swallowing Difficulty


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Digoxin cause Swallowing difficulty?

Time on Digoxin when people have Swallowing Difficulty *:

  • < 1 month: 10.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.64 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.18 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 22.73 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 24.55 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.36 %
  • 10+ years: 4.55 %

Gender of people who have Swallowing Difficulty when taking Digoxin *:

  • female: 59.63 %
  • male: 40.37 %

Age of people who have Swallowing Difficulty when taking Digoxin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.54 %
  • 30-39: 1.62 %
  • 40-49: 4.5 %
  • 50-59: 16.94 %
  • 60+: 76.4 %

Severity if Swallowing Difficulty when taking Digoxin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Swallowing Difficulty **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (83 people, 12.69%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (41 people, 6.27%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (39 people, 5.96%)
  • Hypertension (30 people, 4.59%)
  • Depression (18 people, 2.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (208 people, 31.80%)
  • Aspirin (176 people, 26.91%)
  • Coumadin (170 people, 25.99%)
  • Furosemide (121 people, 18.50%)
  • Lisinopril (105 people, 16.06%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (197 people, 30.12%)
  • Pain (193 people, 29.51%)
  • Dyspnoea (166 people, 25.38%)
  • Anxiety (164 people, 25.08%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (158 people, 24.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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