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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 20,483 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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Naproxen and have A-fib >>>

Naproxen

Naproxen has active ingredients of naproxen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Naproxen 21,930 users)

A-fib

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 A-fib 84,052 patients)

On Dec, 8, 2014: 20,483 people reported to have side effects when taking Naproxen. Among them, 234 people (1.14%) have A-fib.

Trend of A-fib in Naproxen reports

Time on Naproxen when people have A-fib * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
A-fib33.33%5.88%23.53%25.49%9.80%0.00%1.96%

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

FemaleMale
A-fib44.41%55.59%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
A-fib0.00%0.00%0.00%2.41%0.34%4.83%13.79%78.62%

Severity of A-fib when taking Naproxen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
A-fib0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from A-fib ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
A-fib0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (95 people, 40.60%)
  2. Osteoarthritis (84 people, 35.90%)
  3. Prophylaxis (37 people, 15.81%)
  4. Hypertension (27 people, 11.54%)
  5. Renal failure acute (24 people, 10.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (111 people, 47.44%)
  2. Nexium (104 people, 44.44%)
  3. Blinded *placebo (99 people, 42.31%)
  4. Digoxin (84 people, 35.90%)
  5. Blinded celecoxib (80 people, 34.19%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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