Review: could Imitrex cause Atrial Fibrillation?


Summary

Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Imitrex, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Coumadin, and have Arthritis . We study 14,279 people who have side effects while taking Imitrex from FDA and social media. Among them, 55 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Imitrex

Imitrex has active ingredients of sumatriptan succinate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Imitrex 14,997 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, weakness, diarrhea, arrhythmias (latest reports from 98,371 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Aug, 21, 2016

14,279 people reported to have side effects when taking Imitrex.
Among them, 55 people (0.39%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Imitrex cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Imitrex when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 33.33 %

Gender of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Imitrex *:

  • female: 84.91 %
  • male: 15.09 %

Age of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Imitrex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.13 %
  • 30-39: 4.26 %
  • 40-49: 21.28 %
  • 50-59: 38.3 %
  • 60+: 34.04 %

Severity if Atrial Fibrillation when taking Imitrex **:

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

How people recovered from Atrial Fibrillation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Arthritis (10 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (8 people)
  • Depression (8 people)
  • Migraine (7 people)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (5 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Coumadin (19 people)
  • Amoxicillin (13 people)
  • Prilosec (12 people)
  • Ambien (12 people)
  • Lorazepam (11 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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