Review: could Methadone Hydrochloride cause Cardiac Arrest?


Cardiac arrest is found among people who take Methadone Hydrochloride, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Alprazolam, and have Pain . We study 2,264 people who have side effects while taking Methadone hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 84 have Cardiac arrest. Find out below who they are, when they have Cardiac arrest and more.

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Methadone Hydrochloride

Methadone hydrochloride has active ingredients of methadone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Methadone hydrochloride 2,744 users)

Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, renal failure acute, confusional state, diarrhea (latest reports from 45,501 Cardiac arrest patients).

On Jul, 22, 2016

2,264 people reported to have side effects when taking Methadone Hydrochloride.
Among them, 84 people (3.71%) have Cardiac Arrest

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methadone hydrochloride cause Cardiac arrest?

Time on Methadone Hydrochloride when people have Cardiac Arrest *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Cardiac Arrest when taking Methadone Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 47.73 %
  • male: 52.27 %

Age of people who have Cardiac Arrest when taking Methadone Hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 2.41 %
  • 2-9: 2.41 %
  • 10-19: 7.23 %
  • 20-29: 18.07 %
  • 30-39: 15.66 %
  • 40-49: 30.12 %
  • 50-59: 21.69 %
  • 60+: 2.41 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (4 people)
  • Drug Dependence (3 people)
  • Depression (2 people)
  • Affective Disorder (2 people)
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Alprazolam (19 people)
  • Diazepam (15 people)
  • Gabapentin (5 people)
  • Acetaminophen And Hydrocodone Bitartrate (5 people)
  • Oxycodone Hcl (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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