Review: could Diltiazem Hydrochloride cause Sick Sinus Syndrome?


Sick sinus syndrome is found among people who take Diltiazem Hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Alendronate Sodium, and have Hypertension . We study 6,059 people who have side effects while taking Diltiazem hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 31 have Sick sinus syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Sick sinus syndrome and more.

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Diltiazem Hydrochloride

Diltiazem hydrochloride has active ingredients of diltiazem hydrochloride. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Diltiazem hydrochloride 7,374 users)

Sick Sinus Syndrome

Sick sinus syndrome (a collection of heart rhythm disorders) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, atrial fibrillation/flutter, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes (latest reports from 2,927 Sick sinus syndrome patients).

On Oct, 09, 2016

6,059 people reported to have side effects when taking Diltiazem Hydrochloride.
Among them, 31 people (0.51%) have Sick Sinus Syndrome

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Diltiazem hydrochloride cause Sick sinus syndrome?

Time on Diltiazem Hydrochloride when people have Sick Sinus Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Sick Sinus Syndrome when taking Diltiazem Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 82.76 %
  • male: 17.24 %

Age of people who have Sick Sinus Syndrome when taking Diltiazem Hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 7.69 %
  • 40-49: 7.69 %
  • 50-59: 7.69 %
  • 60+: 76.92 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (12 people, 38.71%)
  • Osteopenia (9 people, 29.03%)
  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (3 people, 9.68%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (3 people, 9.68%)
  • Sinus Tachycardia (2 people, 6.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (9 people, 29.03%)
  • Alendronate Sodium (9 people, 29.03%)
  • Dilt-Cd (3 people, 9.68%)
  • Aricept (3 people, 9.68%)
  • Aspirin (2 people, 6.45%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (14 people, 45.16%)
  • Heart Rate Decreased (11 people, 35.48%)
  • Sinus Bradycardia (10 people, 32.26%)
  • Sinus Arrest (10 people, 32.26%)
  • Gingival Swelling (9 people, 29.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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