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Review: could Morphine cause A-fib?

Summary: A-fib could be caused by Morphine, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Morphine sulfate, and have Pain.

We study 48,599 people who have side effects while taking Morphine from FDA and social media. Among them, 787 have A-fib. Find out below who they are, when they have A-fib and more.

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Morphine

Morphine (latest outcomes from 49,685 users) has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain.

A-fib

A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) (latest reports from 382,811 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 48,578 people reported to have side effects when taking Morphine. Among them, 787 people (1.62%) have A-fib. They amount to 0.21% of all the 382,522 people who have A-fib on eHealthMe.

Trend of A-fib in Morphine reports

Time on Morphine when people have A-fib * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
A-fib77.33%21.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Morphine * :

FemaleMale
A-fib49.25%50.75%

Age of people who have A-fib when taking Morphine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
A-fib0.37%0.00%0.24%1.71%1.10%7.55%12.18%76.86%

Severity of A-fib when taking Morphine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from A-fib ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (124 people, 15.76%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (67 people, 8.51%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (55 people, 6.99%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (49 people, 6.23%)
  5. Nausea (48 people, 6.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Morphine sulfate (284 people, 36.09%)
  2. Aspirin (279 people, 35.45%)
  3. Lasix (246 people, 31.26%)
  4. Acetaminophen (216 people, 27.45%)
  5. Potassium chloride (192 people, 24.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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