Meloxicam and Atrial fibrillation - from FDA reports


Summary

Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Meloxicam, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 19,278 people who have side effects while taking Meloxicam from FDA. Among them, 205 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Meloxicam

Meloxicam has active ingredients of meloxicam. It is often used in arthritis. (latest outcomes from Meloxicam 21,454 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 157,501 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Jan, 31, 2017

19,278 people reported to have side effects when taking Meloxicam.
Among them, 205 people (1.06%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Meloxicam cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Meloxicam when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 30 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 60 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 61.93 %
  • male: 38.07 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.24 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 4.35 %
  • 50-59: 11.18 %
  • 60+: 83.23 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (38 people, 18.54%)
  • Diabetes (19 people, 9.27%)
  • Preventive Health Care (13 people, 6.34%)
  • Metastatic Neoplasm (13 people, 6.34%)
  • Hypersensitivity (13 people, 6.34%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (42 people, 20.49%)
  • Lasix (41 people, 20.00%)
  • Methotrexate (36 people, 17.56%)
  • Fluconazole (35 people, 17.07%)
  • Omeprazole (34 people, 16.59%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (45 people, 21.95%)
  • Pneumonia (40 people, 19.51%)
  • Pain (39 people, 19.02%)
  • Fatigue (38 people, 18.54%)
  • Arrhythmias (37 people, 18.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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