Review: could Melatonin cause Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?
Summary: Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Melatonin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Atrial fibrillation/flutter.
We study 2,225 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 17 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.
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Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 2,685 Melatonin users)
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 87,259 Atrial fibrillation patients)
On Feb, 23, 2015: 2,216 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 18 people (0.81%) have Atrial Fibrillation.
Time on Melatonin when people have Atrial fibrillation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Atrial fibrillation||33.33%||0.00%||66.67%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Melatonin * :
|Atrial fibrillation||38.89%||61.11% |
Age of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Melatonin * :
|Atrial fibrillation||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||13.33%||20.00%||66.67% |
Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Melatonin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Atrial fibrillation||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Atrial fibrillation||50.00%||0.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Atrial fibrillation (7 people, 38.89%)
- Sleep disorder (3 people, 16.67%)
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (2 people, 11.11%)
- Amnesia (2 people, 11.11%)
- Fabry's disease (2 people, 11.11%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (7 people, 38.89%)
- Multaq (4 people, 22.22%)
- Magnesium oxide (4 people, 22.22%)
- Lasix (4 people, 22.22%)
- Marinol (3 people, 16.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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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