Review: could Diovan cause Atrial Fibrillation?


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 Hypertension . We study 50,546 people who have side effects while taking Diovan from FDA and social media. Among them, 975 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 high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Diovan 54,794 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, weakness, diarrhea, arrhythmias, international normalised ratio increased (latest reports from 106,773 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

50,546 people reported to have side effects when taking Diovan.
Among them, 975 people (1.93%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Diovan cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Diovan when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.63 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.81 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.48 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.41 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 57.32 %
  • male: 42.68 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.12 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.12 %
  • 20-29: 0.12 %
  • 30-39: 1.37 %
  • 40-49: 3.61 %
  • 50-59: 11.46 %
  • 60+: 83.19 %

Severity if Atrial Fibrillation when taking Diovan **:

  • least: 50 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (220 people, 22.56%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (94 people, 9.64%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (52 people, 5.33%)
  • Osteoporosis (43 people, 4.41%)
  • Pain (35 people, 3.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (221 people, 22.67%)
  • Coumadin (220 people, 22.56%)
  • Aspirin (217 people, 22.26%)
  • Digoxin (166 people, 17.03%)
  • Norvasc (115 people, 11.79%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (202 people, 20.72%)
  • Dyspnoea (184 people, 18.87%)
  • Hypertension (134 people, 13.74%)
  • Dizziness (129 people, 13.23%)
  • Pain (122 people, 12.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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