Review: could Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate cause Rapid Heart Beat?


Rapid heart beat is found among people who take Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 7,766 people who have side effects while taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 have Rapid heart beat. Find out below who they are, when they have Rapid heart beat and more.

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Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate

Hydroxychloroquine sulfate has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Hydroxychloroquine sulfate 8,689 users)

Rapid Heart Beat

Rapid heart beat has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, heart rate increased, weakness, chest pain, fatigue (latest reports from 56,673 Rapid heart beat patients).

On Aug, 27, 2016

7,766 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate.
Among them, 38 people (0.49%) have Rapid Heart Beat

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Hydroxychloroquine sulfate cause Rapid heart beat?

Time on Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate when people have Rapid Heart Beat *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Rapid Heart Beat when taking Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate *:

  • female: 94.74 %
  • male: 5.26 %

Age of people who have Rapid Heart Beat when taking Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.03 %
  • 20-29: 6.06 %
  • 30-39: 9.09 %
  • 40-49: 24.24 %
  • 50-59: 24.24 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Severity if Rapid Heart Beat when taking Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (9 people, 23.68%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (3 people, 7.89%)
  • Hypertension (2 people, 5.26%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (2 people, 5.26%)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (1 person, 2.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (10 people, 26.32%)
  • Methotrexate (9 people, 23.68%)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (7 people, 18.42%)
  • Folic Acid (7 people, 18.42%)
  • Aspirin (5 people, 13.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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