Review: could Morphine cause Atrial Fibrillation?


Summary

Atrial fibrillation 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 48,279 people who have side effects while taking Morphine from FDA and social media. Among them, 882 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Morphine

Morphine has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Morphine 49,094 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, weakness, diarrhea, kussmaul respiration (latest reports from 82,866 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

48,279 people reported to have side effects when taking Morphine.
Among them, 882 people (1.83%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Morphine cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Morphine when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 76.62 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.08 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.3 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Morphine *:

  • female: 48.68 %
  • male: 51.32 %

Age of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Morphine *:

  • 0-1: 0.39 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.26 %
  • 20-29: 1.82 %
  • 30-39: 0.91 %
  • 40-49: 8.07 %
  • 50-59: 12.11 %
  • 60+: 76.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (88 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (56 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (52 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (38 people)
  • Nausea (34 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (187 people)
  • Lasix (180 people)
  • Acetaminophen (171 people)
  • Digoxin (151 people)
  • Levaquin (133 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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