Review: could Metoprolol Tartrate cause Ventricular Tachycardia?


Summary

Ventricular tachycardia is found among people who take Metoprolol Tartrate, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 39,534 people who have side effects while taking Metoprolol tartrate from FDA and social media. Among them, 282 have Ventricular tachycardia. Find out below who they are, when they have Ventricular tachycardia and more.

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Metoprolol Tartrate

Metoprolol tartrate has active ingredients of metoprolol tartrate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Metoprolol tartrate 46,723 users)

Ventricular Tachycardia

Ventricular tachycardia (rapid heartbeat that originates in one of the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart) has been reported by people with electrocardiogram qt prolonged, breathing difficulty, atrial fibrillation/flutter, hypotension, cardiac failure (latest reports from 15,906 Ventricular tachycardia patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

39,534 people reported to have side effects when taking Metoprolol Tartrate.
Among them, 282 people (0.71%) have Ventricular Tachycardia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metoprolol tartrate cause Ventricular tachycardia?

Time on Metoprolol Tartrate when people have Ventricular Tachycardia *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.33 %
  • 10+ years: 8.33 %

Gender of people who have Ventricular Tachycardia when taking Metoprolol Tartrate *:

  • female: 41.99 %
  • male: 58.01 %

Age of people who have Ventricular Tachycardia when taking Metoprolol Tartrate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 4.82 %
  • 30-39: 5.22 %
  • 40-49: 8.03 %
  • 50-59: 17.27 %
  • 60+: 64.66 %

Severity if Ventricular Tachycardia when taking Metoprolol Tartrate **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Ventricular Tachycardia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (35 people, 12.41%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (30 people, 10.64%)
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (16 people, 5.67%)
  • Depression (14 people, 4.96%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (12 people, 4.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (61 people, 21.63%)
  • Lasix (58 people, 20.57%)
  • Digoxin (58 people, 20.57%)
  • Furosemide (52 people, 18.44%)
  • Lisinopril (42 people, 14.89%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (59 people, 20.92%)
  • Hypotension (48 people, 17.02%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (44 people, 15.60%)
  • Cardiac Arrest (40 people, 14.18%)
  • Chest Pain (35 people, 12.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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