Diovan and Atrial fibrillation - from FDA reports


Summary

Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Diovan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have High blood pressure . We study 63,473 people who have side effects while taking Diovan from FDA. Among them, 1,174 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Diovan

Diovan has active ingredients of valsartan. It is often used in essential hypertension. (latest outcomes from Diovan 65,716 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 157,474 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Feb, 09, 2017

63,473 people reported to have side effects when taking Diovan.
Among them, 1,174 people (1.85%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Diovan cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Diovan when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 35.51 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.04 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.35 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.08 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.61 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.41 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Diovan *:

  • female: 59.02 %
  • male: 40.98 %

Age of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Diovan *:

  • 0-1: 0.11 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.11 %
  • 20-29: 0.32 %
  • 30-39: 1.16 %
  • 40-49: 3.26 %
  • 50-59: 11.58 %
  • 60+: 83.47 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (284 people, 24.19%)
  • Diabetes (85 people, 7.24%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (54 people, 4.60%)
  • Pain (48 people, 4.09%)
  • Osteoporosis (48 people, 4.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (254 people, 21.64%)
  • Coumadin (239 people, 20.36%)
  • Aspirin (228 people, 19.42%)
  • Digoxin (168 people, 14.31%)
  • Norvasc (130 people, 11.07%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (230 people, 19.59%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (208 people, 17.72%)
  • High Blood Pressure (207 people, 17.63%)
  • Arrhythmias (192 people, 16.35%)
  • Fatigue (152 people, 12.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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