Review: could Naproxen cause A-fib (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?
Summary: A-fib is found among people who take Naproxen, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 20,504 people who have side effects while taking Naproxen from FDA and social media. Among them, 234 have A-fib. Find out below who they are, when they have A-fib and more.
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Naproxen has active ingredients of naproxen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 21,944 Naproxen users)
A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 86,654 A-fib patients)
On Jan, 14, 2015: 20,495 people reported to have side effects when taking Naproxen. Among them, 234 people (1.14%) have A-fib.
Time on Naproxen when people have A-fib * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Naproxen * :
Age of people who have A-fib when taking Naproxen * :
Severity of A-fib when taking Naproxen ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from A-fib ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (95 people, 40.60%)
- Osteoarthritis (84 people, 35.90%)
- Prophylaxis (37 people, 15.81%)
- Hypertension (27 people, 11.54%)
- Renal failure acute (24 people, 10.26%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (111 people, 47.44%)
- Nexium (104 people, 44.44%)
- Blinded *placebo (99 people, 42.31%)
- Digoxin (84 people, 35.90%)
- Blinded celecoxib (80 people, 34.19%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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JamesStanfield on Jan, 8, 2015:
I am a Caucasian male, age 67, and I have been treated for AFIB. In 2012 I was hospitalized four times with AFIB and other heart conditions. After two unsuccessful attempts to treat AFIB via Cardioversion, a different Cardiology / ElectroPulmonology team successfully treated my AFIB via Catheter ablation. Yes, I definitely have personally observed a strong correlation between the use of oregano and AFIB. Last night, I used oregano on a small homemade pizza and later during the night / early A.M. I had an AFIB problem that was relieved by taking 40-mg of Sotalol and 2.5-mg of Lisinopril - both meds are part of my prescribed treatment plan.
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