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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 48,649 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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Morphine and have Atrial fibrillation >>>

Morphine

Morphine has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Morphine 49,746 users)

Atrial fibrillation

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 Atrial fibrillation 84,600 patients)

On Dec, 14, 2014: 48,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Morphine. Among them, 788 people (1.62%) have Atrial Fibrillation.

Trend of Atrial fibrillation in Morphine reports

Time on Morphine when people have Atrial fibrillation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Atrial fibrillation77.33%21.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.33%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Atrial fibrillation49.30%50.70%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Atrial fibrillation0.36%0.00%0.24%1.70%1.09%7.54%12.17%76.89%

Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Morphine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (124 people, 15.74%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (67 people, 8.50%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (55 people, 6.98%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (49 people, 6.22%)
  5. Nausea (48 people, 6.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Morphine sulfate (284 people, 36.04%)
  2. Aspirin (279 people, 35.41%)
  3. Lasix (246 people, 31.22%)
  4. Acetaminophen (216 people, 27.41%)
  5. Potassium chloride (192 people, 24.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I never really recovered... The obstruction returned after 2 days and a portion of necrotic bowel was removed, then further fever and cellulitis then MRSA and deaths door.... Isolation in high dependency (intensive care) wound break down, ventilated and all related issues that come with that - chest infection, pneumonia, bed sores. Total time in hospital 8 months. Negative pressure dressing on laparotomy wound, colostomy, picc, 4 rounds of vancomycin, minor flirt with heart failure (just water related) an eventually everything healed. Had a large incisional hernia to repair and some corrective work to the horrific scarring but then the neuropathy started plus problems eating, spewing up after any solid food, more than a few forks, diarrhoea and sickness or constipation nausea and pain driving me mad, tried all manner of drugs, nerve blocks, physio, floating tank, acupuncture, opiates, non opiates, spinal cord stimulation, an now a consultant just had a 'eureka' moment and said were you treated with vancomycin when you had MRSA? If so I'm pretty sure you have chronic intestinal pseudo obstruction and is 90% sure but wants to take a muscle biopsy to be certain. I've had so much surgery and bad news in the last 10yrs I'm terrified of germs, hospital acquired bugs and anaesthetics, is there any other way? Or can I have this test done awake - conscious sedation? I had it before during spinal cord surgery so I know what's involved and it's better than GA as I know what's going on, who is doing what to me etc...
    Does anyone with a medical background know about this ailment/disease? Does it sound feasible that MRSA or it's treatment could have caused this? I was surgically debrided up to every other day when the vac pac/negative pressure machine and dressings were changed and the doctors told me I lost a great deal of tissue and had a lot of nerve damage due to the infection.
    Any patient perspectives on this illness would also be very much valued in helping me make a decision, moving forward. If all this is going to accomplish is to attach a label to the pain but not actually change anything, after fighting it for 10yrs now, avoiding hospital as much as I can, I really can't see the point of exploratory surgerys and biopsys now when it is known that I have this propensity towards adhesions and a new wound means a potentially new adhesion growth site.
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    I have several autoimmune disorders, I was shocked to get the COPD diagnosis since I have never smoked but I had second hand smoke first 23 years of my life.
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  • Anyone taking amitza for the relief of constipation associated with taking morphinefor chronic pain? if so, does atmotza provide adequate relief of this type of constipation?
    I am just trying to get effective relief of my extreme constipation that has just recently began following my doctor prescribing morphine for relief of my chronic pain. I am hoping that the medicine Amitza is going to have an Osmotic affect on my constipation. I am very thankful for any helpful responses to this post.

    P.S. I am currently taking 60 mg of Morphine Sulfate (taken once daily)
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