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Review: could Diovan cause Atrial fibrillation?

Summary: Atrial fibrillation could be caused by Diovan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 55,187 people who have side effects while taking Diovan from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,032 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Diovan

Diovan (latest outcomes from 56,471 users) has active ingredients of valsartan. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) (latest reports from 378,871 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 55,171 people reported to have side effects when taking Diovan. Among them, 1,038 people (1.88%) have Atrial Fibrillation. They amount to 0.27% of all the 382,558 people who have Atrial Fibrillation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Atrial fibrillation in Diovan reports

Time on Diovan when people have Atrial fibrillation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Atrial fibrillation35.33%26.00%9.33%14.67%6.00%8.67%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Atrial fibrillation51.72%48.28%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Atrial fibrillation0.09%0.00%0.00%0.09%1.28%3.12%10.28%85.14%

Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Diovan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Atrial fibrillation50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (298 people, 28.71%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (107 people, 10.31%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (66 people, 6.36%)
  4. Pain (56 people, 5.39%)
  5. Osteoporosis (45 people, 4.34%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (404 people, 38.92%)
  2. Coumadin (318 people, 30.64%)
  3. Lasix (263 people, 25.34%)
  4. Diovan hct (233 people, 22.45%)
  5. Digoxin (199 people, 19.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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