Could Epipen cause Arrhythmia - from FDA reports


Summary

Arrhythmia is found among people who take Epipen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Singulair, and have Asthma . We study 7,607 people who have side effects while taking Epipen from FDA. Among them, 97 have Arrhythmia. Find out below who they are, when they have Arrhythmia and more.

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Epipen

Epipen has active ingredients of epinephrine. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Epipen 7,653 users)

Arrhythmia

Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, pain, atrial fibrillation/flutter, osteoporosis (latest reports from 111,473 Arrhythmia patients).

On Jan, 04, 2017

7,607 people reported to have side effects when taking Epipen.
Among them, 97 people (1.28%) have Arrhythmia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Epipen cause Arrhythmia?

Time on Epipen when people have Arrhythmia *:

  • < 1 month: 92.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.14 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Epipen *:

  • female: 78.02 %
  • male: 21.98 %

Age of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Epipen *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.23 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 12.68 %
  • 30-39: 25.35 %
  • 40-49: 18.31 %
  • 50-59: 11.27 %
  • 60+: 28.17 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (21 people, 21.65%)
  • Pain (10 people, 10.31%)
  • Immunodeficiency Common Variable (7 people, 7.22%)
  • Hypersensitivity (7 people, 7.22%)
  • Anaphylaxis (6 people, 6.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xolair (19 people, 19.59%)
  • Singulair (19 people, 19.59%)
  • Nexium (12 people, 12.37%)
  • Nasonex (11 people, 11.34%)
  • Allegra (9 people, 9.28%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (26 people, 26.80%)
  • High Blood Pressure (24 people, 24.74%)
  • Fatigue (23 people, 23.71%)
  • Chest Pain (18 people, 18.56%)
  • Dizziness (17 people, 17.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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