Review: could Morphine cause A-fib?


Summary

A-fib is found among people who take Morphine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain . We study 41,731 people who have side effects while taking Morphine from FDA and social media. Among them, 684 have A-fib. Find out below who they are, when they have A-fib and more.

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Morphine

Morphine has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Morphine 72,201 users)

A-fib

A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, atrial fibrillation/flutter, hypotension, weakness, international normalised ratio increased (latest reports from 149,628 A-fib patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

41,731 people reported to have side effects when taking Morphine.
Among them, 684 people (1.64%) have A-fib


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Morphine cause A-fib?

Time on Morphine when people have A-fib *:

  • < 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 A-fib when taking Morphine *:

  • female: 50.23 %
  • male: 49.77 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.52 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.52 %
  • 20-29: 2.44 %
  • 30-39: 1.05 %
  • 40-49: 6.45 %
  • 50-59: 14.98 %
  • 60+: 74.04 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (78 people, 11.40%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (66 people, 9.65%)
  • Constipation (39 people, 5.70%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (34 people, 4.97%)
  • Metastases To Bone (34 people, 4.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (165 people, 24.12%)
  • Lasix (153 people, 22.37%)
  • Zofran (131 people, 19.15%)
  • Levaquin (122 people, 17.84%)
  • Acetaminophen (122 people, 17.84%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (146 people, 21.35%)
  • Dyspnoea (144 people, 21.05%)
  • Asthenia (142 people, 20.76%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (137 people, 20.03%)
  • Hypotension (133 people, 19.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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