Digoxin and Swallowing difficulty - from FDA reports


Summary

Swallowing difficulty is found among people who take Digoxin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Lasix, and have Atrial fibrillation/flutter . We study 65,203 people who have side effects while taking Digoxin from FDA. Among them, 726 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 66,474 users)

Swallowing Difficulty

Swallowing difficulty has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, pain, depression (latest reports from 54,541 Swallowing difficulty patients).

On Feb, 04, 2017

65,203 people reported to have side effects when taking Digoxin.
Among them, 726 people (1.11%) have Swallowing Difficulty


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Digoxin cause Swallowing difficulty?

Time on Digoxin when people have Swallowing Difficulty *:

  • < 1 month: 11.4 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.04 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.77 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 23.68 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.93 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.79 %
  • 10+ years: 4.39 %

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

  • female: 59.94 %
  • male: 40.06 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.16 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.16 %
  • 20-29: 0.49 %
  • 30-39: 1.46 %
  • 40-49: 4.21 %
  • 50-59: 15.7 %
  • 60+: 77.83 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (102 people, 14.05%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (43 people, 5.92%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (42 people, 5.79%)
  • High Blood Pressure (39 people, 5.37%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (24 people, 3.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (219 people, 30.17%)
  • Coumadin (178 people, 24.52%)
  • Aspirin (175 people, 24.10%)
  • Furosemide (121 people, 16.67%)
  • Lisinopril (105 people, 14.46%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (215 people, 29.61%)
  • Pain (198 people, 27.27%)
  • Weakness (187 people, 25.76%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (179 people, 24.66%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (170 people, 23.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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