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Review: could Imuran cause Bradycardia?

Summary: Bradycardia could be caused by Imuran, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Prednisone, and have Pain.

We study 9,559 people who have side effects while taking Imuran from FDA and social media. Among them, 60 have Bradycardia. Find out below who they are, when they have Bradycardia and more.

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Imuran

Imuran (latest outcomes from 9,793 users) has active ingredients of azathioprine. It is often used in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis. Commonly reported side effects of Imuran include fever, nausea, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea.

Bradycardia

Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action) (latest reports from 283,348 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, diabetes, depression.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 9,559 people reported to have side effects when taking Imuran. Among them, 60 people (0.63%) have Bradycardia. They amount to 0.02% of all the 282,268 people who have Bradycardia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bradycardia in Imuran reports

Time on Imuran when people have Bradycardia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bradycardia66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Bradycardia when taking Imuran * :

FemaleMale
Bradycardia51.56%48.44%

Age of people who have Bradycardia when taking Imuran * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bradycardia0.00%0.00%1.64%1.64%3.28%16.39%22.95%54.10%

Severity of Bradycardia when taking Imuran ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Bradycardia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (14 people, 23.33%)
  2. Arthritis (10 people, 16.67%)
  3. Sleep disorder (8 people, 13.33%)
  4. Antidepressant therapy (8 people, 13.33%)
  5. Gastric disorder (8 people, 13.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (20 people, 33.33%)
  2. Restoril (15 people, 25.00%)
  3. Remicade (14 people, 23.33%)
  4. Zoloft (14 people, 23.33%)
  5. Fosamax (13 people, 21.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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