Review: could Methadone Hydrochloride cause Cardiac Arrest?


Summary

Cardiac arrest is found among people who take Methadone Hydrochloride, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Alprazolam, and have Pain . We study 2,462 people who have side effects while taking Methadone hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 88 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 3,246 users)

Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, confusional state, drowsiness, diarrhea (latest reports from 61,429 Cardiac arrest patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

2,462 people reported to have side effects when taking Methadone Hydrochloride.
Among them, 88 people (3.57%) 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: 48.94 %
  • male: 51.06 %

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

  • 0-1: 2.33 %
  • 2-9: 2.33 %
  • 10-19: 6.98 %
  • 20-29: 17.44 %
  • 30-39: 15.12 %
  • 40-49: 26.74 %
  • 50-59: 26.74 %
  • 60+: 2.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (6 people, 6.82%)
  • Hypertension (5 people, 5.68%)
  • Sleep Disorder (4 people, 4.55%)
  • Psoriasis (4 people, 4.55%)
  • Asthma (4 people, 4.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Alprazolam (19 people, 21.59%)
  • Diazepam (16 people, 18.18%)
  • Clonazepam (6 people, 6.82%)
  • Lisinopril (5 people, 5.68%)
  • Acetaminophen And Hydrocodone Bitartrate (5 people, 5.68%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Respiratory Arrest (63 people, 71.59%)
  • Completed Suicide (27 people, 30.68%)
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged (8 people, 9.09%)
  • Torsade De Pointes (6 people, 6.82%)
  • Drug Abuse (4 people, 4.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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