Lasix and Heart attack - from FDA reports


Summary

Heart attack is found among people who take Lasix, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Avandia, and have Diabetes . We study 132,739 people who have side effects while taking Lasix from FDA. Among them, 4,993 have Heart attack. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart attack and more.

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Lasix

Lasix has active ingredients of furosemide. It is often used in fluid retention. (latest outcomes from Lasix 134,421 users)

Heart Attack

Heart attack has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 193,916 Heart attack patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

132,739 people reported to have side effects when taking Lasix.
Among them, 4,993 people (3.76%) have Heart Attack


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lasix cause Heart attack?

Time on Lasix when people have Heart Attack *:

  • < 1 month: 38.51 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.07 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.45 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.77 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.54 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.2 %
  • 10+ years: 7.47 %

Gender of people who have Heart Attack when taking Lasix *:

  • female: 49.97 %
  • male: 50.03 %

Age of people who have Heart Attack when taking Lasix *:

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.12 %
  • 10-19: 0.16 %
  • 20-29: 0.49 %
  • 30-39: 1.64 %
  • 40-49: 8.95 %
  • 50-59: 22.87 %
  • 60+: 65.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (1,295 people, 25.94%)
  • High Blood Pressure (349 people, 6.99%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (241 people, 4.83%)
  • Pain (205 people, 4.11%)
  • Arthritis (189 people, 3.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Avandia (1,412 people, 28.28%)
  • Plavix (1,144 people, 22.91%)
  • Lipitor (887 people, 17.76%)
  • Aspirin (863 people, 17.28%)
  • Vioxx (735 people, 14.72%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (1,326 people, 26.56%)
  • Coronary Heart Disease (885 people, 17.72%)
  • Chest Pain (746 people, 14.94%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (641 people, 12.84%)
  • High Blood Pressure (594 people, 11.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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