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Review: could Diovan cause Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?

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 Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 55,240 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 has active ingredients of valsartan. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 56,531 Diovan users)

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 87,259 Atrial fibrillation patients)

On Feb, 1, 2015: 55,236 people reported to have side effects when taking Diovan. Among them, 1,038 people (1.88%) have Atrial Fibrillation.

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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  • Support group for people who have Atrial Fibrillation
    Are everyone's hearts as I say "behaving this evening?" Had a full day without pvcs! Always a good thing! The last afib episode was in October! For some reason it always appears every 6 months! So I'm not due until April 2015! Will try to be positive and tell myself it's not going to happen!

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