Review: could Digoxin cause Swallowing Difficulty?


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 55,271 people who have side effects while taking Digoxin from FDA and social media. Among them, 646 have Swallowing difficulty. Find out below who they are, when they have Swallowing difficulty and more.

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Digoxin has active ingredients of digoxin. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Digoxin 56,569 users)

Swallowing Difficulty

Swallowing difficulty has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, drug ineffective, back pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 42,048 Swallowing difficulty patients).

On Aug, 29, 2016

55,271 people reported to have side effects when taking Digoxin.
Among them, 646 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: 12.84 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.93 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 21.1 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 23.85 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.51 %
  • 10+ years: 4.59 %

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

  • female: 59.5 %
  • male: 40.5 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.55 %
  • 30-39: 1.64 %
  • 40-49: 4.37 %
  • 50-59: 17.12 %
  • 60+: 76.32 %

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 (82 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (39 people)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (39 people)
  • Hypertension (30 people)
  • Depression (18 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (207 people)
  • Aspirin (175 people)
  • Coumadin (170 people)
  • Furosemide (117 people)
  • Lisinopril (103 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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