Morphine and A-fib - from FDA reports


Summary

A-fib is found among people who take Morphine, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain . We study 72,543 people who have side effects while taking Morphine from FDA. Among them, 988 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 74,456 users)

A-fib

A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 157,486 A-fib patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

72,543 people reported to have side effects when taking Morphine.
Among them, 988 people (1.36%) have A-fib


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Morphine cause A-fib?

Time on Morphine when people have A-fib *:

  • < 1 month: 85.54 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.2 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 47.19 %
  • male: 52.81 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.36 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.48 %
  • 20-29: 2.02 %
  • 30-39: 0.95 %
  • 40-49: 7.24 %
  • 50-59: 13.42 %
  • 60+: 75.53 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (129 people, 13.06%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (88 people, 8.91%)
  • Nausea (48 people, 4.86%)
  • Constipation (47 people, 4.76%)
  • High Blood Pressure (42 people, 4.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (218 people, 22.06%)
  • Lasix (201 people, 20.34%)
  • Acetaminophen (179 people, 18.12%)
  • Digoxin (157 people, 15.89%)
  • Zofran (154 people, 15.59%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hypotension (212 people, 21.46%)
  • Weakness (194 people, 19.64%)
  • Pneumonia (187 people, 18.93%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (186 people, 18.83%)
  • Anaemia (177 people, 17.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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