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Review: could Enbrel cause Heart palpitations?





Summary: Heart palpitations is found among people who take Enbrel, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 174,963 people who have side effects while taking Enbrel from FDA and social media. Among them, 539 have Heart palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart palpitations and more.

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Enbrel

Enbrel has active ingredients of etanercept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Enbrel 175,525 users)

Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.(latest reports from Heart palpitations 50,967 patients)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 174,956 people reported to have side effects when taking Enbrel. Among them, 539 people (0.31%) have Heart Palpitations.

Trend of Heart palpitations in Enbrel reports

Time on Enbrel when people have Heart palpitations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart palpitations25.95%29.01%9.92%16.79%12.98%2.29%3.05%

Gender of people who have Heart palpitations when taking Enbrel * :

FemaleMale
Heart palpitations84.07%15.93%

Age of people who have Heart palpitations when taking Enbrel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart palpitations0.00%0.00%1.94%8.98%13.83%17.23%25.97%32.04%

Severity of Heart palpitations when taking Enbrel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart palpitations50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Heart palpitations ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (238 people, 44.16%)
  2. Psoriasis (118 people, 21.89%)
  3. Psoriatic arthropathy (91 people, 16.88%)
  4. Ankylosing spondylitis (39 people, 7.24%)
  5. Head injury (12 people, 2.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (134 people, 24.86%)
  2. Prednisone (65 people, 12.06%)
  3. Folic acid (58 people, 10.76%)
  4. Aspirin (27 people, 5.01%)
  5. Omeprazole (25 people, 4.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 66 year old man who has Heart Pounding Or Racing, and takes Biotin)
    About 2 weeks ago I started on 3mg of Biotin a day. After about 4 days my heart started racing for period. It was uncomfortable and distracting. It's been nearly 2 weeks now and it's settled some but in the evening it comes back. Occassionaly during the day. Maybe at night I just notice it more but I don't think I notice it during the day, possible a little but at night it escalates. Is it possible that Biotin can cause damage. Why hasn't it gone away after near 2 weeks? I had no racing before starting Biotin. I've had a regularly scheduled checked about 4 days after stopping taking the Biotin. I didn't mention anything to the doc but he noticed nothing about my heartbeat or deep breathing. It's distracts and I wish it would subside! Any clues here? Thanks, jack
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    (Asked by a 66 year old man who has Heart Pounding Or Racing, and takes Biotin)
    I started taking 3mg of biotin a day for about 3 or 4 days. I noticed my heart racing which was unusual for me. None before starting biotin. I've stopped over a week ago, going on 2 weeks and my heart still races. More at night or maybe I notice it more at night. No, I would notice it during the day. But when I sit down to relax at night it begins to flip and flop. Why is this persisting after near 2 weeks of stopping. By the way, I had a regular checkup about 4 or 5 days after stopping and the physician didn't say anything about what he heard in my heart and deep breathing. I have no pain but the palpitations are distracting and somewhat worrisome. Is there any cases of biotin doing damage to the heart?
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    (Asked by a 47 year old woman who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, and takes Dexamethasone, Tussicaps, Azithromycin, Methotrexate, Enbrel)
    i have RA and take Enbrel and methotrexate every week. i am currently taking azithromycin, tussicaps and dexamethasone to treat a severe cold, cough, sore throat, etc. My question is should i stop taking the ra meds until my antibiotics and steroids are done? Or should i just continue as normal, don't want to get sicker than i already am!!!! thanks

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