Review: could Morphine cause Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?
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 Morphine sulfate, and have Pain.
We study 48,671 people who have side effects while taking Morphine from FDA and social media. Among them, 787 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.
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Morphine has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 49,763 Morphine users)
Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 87,259 Atrial fibrillation patients)
On Feb, 13, 2015: 48,666 people reported to have side effects when taking Morphine. Among them, 788 people (1.62%) have Atrial Fibrillation.
Time on Morphine when people have Atrial fibrillation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Atrial fibrillation||77.33%||21.33%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.33%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Morphine * :
|Atrial fibrillation||49.30%||50.70% |
Age of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Morphine * :
|Atrial fibrillation||0.36%||0.00%||0.24%||1.70%||1.09%||7.54%||12.17%||76.89% |
Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Morphine ** :
How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (124 people, 15.74%)
- Atrial fibrillation (67 people, 8.50%)
- Multiple myeloma (55 people, 6.98%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (49 people, 6.22%)
- Nausea (48 people, 6.09%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Morphine sulfate (284 people, 36.04%)
- Aspirin (279 people, 35.41%)
- Lasix (246 people, 31.22%)
- Acetaminophen (216 people, 27.41%)
- Potassium chloride (192 people, 24.37%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Are everyone's hearts as I say "behaving this evening?" Had a full day without pvcs! Always a good thing! The last afib episode was in October! For some reason it always appears every 6 months! So I'm not due until April 2015! Will try to be positive and tell myself it's not going to happen!
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No-one has been able to help me with this chronic prostatitis. In the early years it would come and go, but as the years have gone on, it has become more frequent, and now it is constant.
Four years ago I went in for major foot surgery, and flat-lined. I was in intensive care for 2 days, on a morphine drip for the pain.
When I awoke, I knew immediately I was suffering with my prostate. It was aching badly and I was urinating frequently. The nurses were amazed with how many 'bottles' I filled in such a short time.
For the next few months, I was in agony. I have tried every possible drug going, as well as prostate massage and the indignancy of a urethragram whilst female students were watching.
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I am now beating it, without drugs and without surgery. I have changed my diet to a vegan diet, no sugar, very little alcohol, and a lot of supplementation.
In December 2013, I went in for more foot surgery. I was unaware about the morphine at this time, so didn't consider it being a problem. I talk to the anaesthetist, who wanted me to have an epidural (injection in the spine to numb my lower body). At no point did he talk to me about my prostate history.
In recovery, I sensed a problem as soon as the anaesthetic began to wear off. It was like my prostate and testicles wanted to explode. I knew I was going to have problems. My intuition reminded me of three years ago with the morphine, so I asked the surgeon if he knew of these complications with morphine, but he didn't.
I spoke to the head of the post-operative ward and asked her if she had any experience of post-operative patients who suffered with prostatitis after surgery, and she confirmed she had. So here was a nurse who knew of the problems, but the surgeon and anaesthetist didn't. This is typical in the health service... the lack of sharing.
Not only did I suffer with the chronic prostatitis (and still am 11 month later) I was incontinent. It took 6 months of 4-times daily legal exercises to get back control of my bladder.
For me, morphine has a dire effect on my prostate.
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