Review: could Flecainide acetate cause Lower blood pressure (Hypotension)?
Summary: Lower blood pressure is found among people who take Flecainide acetate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Atrial fibrillation/flutter.
We study 3,532 people who have side effects while taking Flecainide acetate from FDA and social media. Among them, 142 have Lower blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Lower blood pressure and more.
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Flecainide acetate has active ingredients of flecainide acetate. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from 3,810 Flecainide acetate users)
Lower blood pressure
Lower blood pressure (abnormally low blood pressure) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, depression. (latest reports from 107,393 Lower blood pressure patients)
On Jan, 14, 2015: 3,532 people reported to have side effects when taking Flecainide acetate. Among them, 142 people (4.02%) have Lower Blood Pressure.
Time on Flecainide acetate when people have Lower blood pressure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Lower blood pressure||53.85%||23.08%||7.69%||0.00%||15.38%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Lower blood pressure when taking Flecainide acetate * :
|Lower blood pressure||57.43%||42.57% |
Age of people who have Lower blood pressure when taking Flecainide acetate * :
|Lower blood pressure||0.71%||2.14%||10.00%||2.14%||10.71%||5.00%||7.14%||62.14% |
Severity of Lower blood pressure when taking Flecainide acetate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Lower blood pressure||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Lower blood pressure ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Lower blood pressure||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Atrial fibrillation (25 people, 17.61%)
- Hypertension (12 people, 8.45%)
- Intentional overdose (7 people, 4.93%)
- Prophylaxis (6 people, 4.23%)
- Arrhythmia (6 people, 4.23%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (26 people, 18.31%)
- Digoxin (16 people, 11.27%)
- Allopurinol (12 people, 8.45%)
- Omeprazole (11 people, 7.75%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (10 people, 7.04%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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He was very worried about me as I live alone. I fainted twice after climbing the 13 stairs to my bedroom. The first fall was very bad as I was unconscious and my ribs were severely injured/fractured completely around the front and back and was in terrific pain. I took to my bed and did not seek medical attn. my last ambulance ride to the hospital a mile from my house cost $1000 and since I have no income or relatives/friends to call for help, I just lay in bed I awful pain that was woes when I tried to get out of bed. Thus I lost 25 lbs of muscle, since I had very little body fat.
It has been two months since that fall and still have one area of pain in the front left ribs and a swollen spleen. The doctor gave me no additional meds and just said to give my body more time to heal. So once again was changed to 2 pills daily instead of 3. The hypotension and fainting got better. But I am now left with very weak legs and fall easily and frequently. Guess I lost a lot of muscle mass with the weight loss. However after a lifetime of depression, Nardil works wonderfully for that which had been long-standing and severe for so many years. People noticed the change in me shortly after starting the Nardil. But I am stubborn about going off it despite all the side effects because it works so much better than any of the many others I had been put on over the years.
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