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Review: could Imitrex cause Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?

Summary: Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Imitrex, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, also take medication Coumadin, and have Arthritis.

We study 5,187 people who have side effects while taking Imitrex from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Imitrex and have Atrial fibrillation >>>

 

 

 

 

Imitrex

Imitrex has active ingredients of sumatriptan succinate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 5,985 Imitrex users)

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 87,230 Atrial fibrillation patients)

On Dec, 27, 2014: 5,183 people reported to have side effects when taking Imitrex. Among them, 19 people (0.37%) have Atrial Fibrillation.

Trend of Atrial fibrillation in Imitrex reports

Time on Imitrex when people have Atrial fibrillation * :

n/a

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

FemaleMale
Atrial fibrillation82.61%17.39%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Atrial fibrillation0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.55%13.64%50.00%31.82%

Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Imitrex ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Arthritis (7 people, 36.84%)
  2. Metastases to bone (7 people, 36.84%)
  3. Depression (7 people, 36.84%)
  4. Heart rate irregular (6 people, 31.58%)
  5. Atrial fibrillation (4 people, 21.05%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Coumadin (19 people, 100.00%)
  2. Nexium (14 people, 73.68%)
  3. Aspirin (13 people, 68.42%)
  4. Furosemide (13 people, 68.42%)
  5. Digoxin (12 people, 63.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Do you have Atrial Fibrillation while taking Imitrex?

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  • Support group for people who have Atrial Fibrillation
    Are everyone's hearts as I say "behaving this evening?" Had a full day without pvcs! Always a good thing! The last afib episode was in October! For some reason it always appears every 6 months! So I'm not due until April 2015! Will try to be positive and tell myself it's not going to happen!

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • JamesStanfield on Jan, 8, 2015:

    I am a Caucasian male, age 67, and I have been treated for AFIB. In 2012 I was hospitalized four times with AFIB and other heart conditions. After two unsuccessful attempts to treat AFIB via Cardioversion, a different Cardiology / ElectroPulmonology team successfully treated my AFIB via Catheter ablation. Yes, I definitely have personally observed a strong correlation between the use of oregano and AFIB. Last night, I used oregano on a small homemade pizza and later during the night / early A.M. I had an AFIB problem that was relieved by taking 40-mg of Sotalol and 2.5-mg of Lisinopril - both meds are part of my prescribed treatment plan.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • sore joint. fingers, ankles, knees, toes.
    Sometimes hips come out of joint and pop back in while sleeping/resting.

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