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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 Aspirin, and have Atrial fibrillation.

We study 51,871 people who have side effects while taking Digoxin from FDA and social media. Among them, 610 have Swallowing difficulty. Find out below who they are, when they have Swallowing difficulty and more.

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Digoxin

Digoxin (latest outcomes from 52,593 users) has active ingredients of digoxin. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter.

Swallowing difficulty

Swallowing difficulty (latest reports from 251,452 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Oct, 28, 2014: 51,864 people reported to have side effects when taking Digoxin. Among them, 610 people (1.18%) have Swallowing Difficulty.

Trend of Swallowing difficulty in Digoxin reports

Time on Digoxin when people have Swallowing difficulty * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Swallowing difficulty18.03%18.85%7.38%15.57%22.13%13.11%4.92%

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

FemaleMale
Swallowing difficulty59.77%40.23%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Swallowing difficulty0.00%0.00%0.00%0.97%1.95%5.03%17.37%74.68%

Severity of Swallowing difficulty when taking Digoxin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Swallowing difficulty0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Swallowing difficulty ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Swallowing difficulty0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (87 people, 14.26%)
  2. Cardiac failure congestive (42 people, 6.89%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (39 people, 6.39%)
  4. Hypertension (21 people, 3.44%)
  5. Prostate cancer metastatic (19 people, 3.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (273 people, 44.75%)
  2. Lasix (232 people, 38.03%)
  3. Coumadin (213 people, 34.92%)
  4. Furosemide (136 people, 22.30%)
  5. Potassium chloride (134 people, 21.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 68 year old man who has Afib, Bladder Cancer Stage I, With Cancer In Situ, and takes Cialis, Indomethacin, Digoxin, Carvedilol, Flomax, Lisinopril, Warfarin Sodium)
    I have had two surgeries in the last 14 months to remove cancer from my bladder. Diagnosed with afib 16 months ago. Bladder is not healing due to the blood thinners, but I must keep my INR above 2.0. Every time I take the warfarin, I have more blood in my urine.

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    Very difficult to eat food. Once eats most times type of mucous is spit up, almost choking. At that point cannot swallow any more. Slowly sips water - and that seems to help. Doctor diagnosis was esophageal spasm. Barium swallow showed what doctor calls a "pocket" in her throat. Dr. prescribed ...

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    (Asked by a 69 year old man who has Impaired Swallowing, Difficulty Swallowing, and takes Avapro, Amlodipine Besylate)
    I have been taking AVAPRO for about five years. There is a lot of difficulty swallowing, I just switch amlodipne and have the same problem. Any ideas what would be an alternative to these 2 drugs or what you can do to relief this. I have read that taking daily aspirin and vitamin C can cause this. ...

  • Can warfarin use for 13 years cause foot weekness
    (Asked by a 73 year old woman who has Foot Weeknesss, and takes Warfarin Sodium, Digoxin)
    I have been on Warfarin for 13 years after being diagnosed with Cardio Myopthy. I have a pace maker and also had radiotherapy on left side after breast cancer in 1998. I am told I need to stay on warfarin because of AF.

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