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Review: could Oxycontin cause Heart pounding or racing (Heart palpitations)?

Summary: Heart pounding or racing is found among people who take Oxycontin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Ambien, and have Pain.

We study 41,169 people who have side effects while taking Oxycontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 402 have Heart pounding or racing. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart pounding or racing and more.

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Oxycontin

Oxycontin has active ingredients of oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 42,298 Oxycontin users)

Heart pounding or racing

Heart pounding or racing (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain. (latest reports from 52,126 Heart pounding or racing patients)

On Mar, 1, 2015: 41,169 people reported to have side effects when taking Oxycontin. Among them, 402 people (0.98%) have Heart Pounding Or Racing.

Trend of Heart pounding or racing in Oxycontin reports

Time on Oxycontin when people have Heart pounding or racing * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart pounding or racing8.93%32.14%13.39%23.21%19.64%2.68%0.00%

Gender of people who have Heart pounding or racing when taking Oxycontin * :

FemaleMale
Heart pounding or racing50.66%49.34%

Age of people who have Heart pounding or racing when taking Oxycontin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart pounding or racing0.00%0.00%0.25%5.00%14.00%26.00%40.25%14.50%

Severity of Heart pounding or racing when taking Oxycontin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart pounding or racing50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Heart pounding or racing ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Heart pounding or racing0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (176 people, 43.78%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (28 people, 6.97%)
  3. Back pain (24 people, 5.97%)
  4. Anxiety (17 people, 4.23%)
  5. Breast cancer (14 people, 3.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (131 people, 32.59%)
  2. Neurontin (131 people, 32.59%)
  3. Xanax (122 people, 30.35%)
  4. Paxil (89 people, 22.14%)
  5. Vicodin (84 people, 20.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I've been on OxyContin for several years with pretty good results managing severe pain. Since moving south I'm finding that pharmacies cannot/will not carry it. Sent ex fr. Local md to mail order--one week later, still waiting.
    I'm desperate to find an effective alternative. Ideas?
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    I am thinking that after a long bout of going nowhere with Drs. That I might have Myathesia Gravis. My Grandmother had it and I am thinking that my brother had it when he was born.He failed to thrive at first as he was unable to suck very well. He did make it though with a forced feeding of milk and bananas. He was sickly all his life though and recently died of cancer. I noticed that my eye is drooping on the left side. I have periods of extream fatigue, my left arm is tingly and I can't seem to feed myself without changing to my right hand. I have spinal stenosis and severe pain in my hip area but my right big toe seems to be tingly from time to time. I also have a swallow problem that causes me to choke or throw up the food or drink. Pills stay part way down a lot. My G.I. guy wants to strech my esophegus. I tend to eat soft foods and stay away from steak or anything chewy. I have congestive heart failure, sudden cardiac death, syncope all of which I greatfully managed to survive. I have fibromyalgia, and some nodules on my chest wall ( i forget what that is called) I have had 5 or 6 bouts with Costochrondritus which was way worse than actually having my heart stop. Costo hurts like a beech! I am frequently short of breath, exercize intolerant and have trouble holding my water.I have good dsys and bad days. Also my left hand and the base of my scalp goes all numb and tingly sometimes. There is also a terrible electric shock type feeling in my mid back area that makes me completely stop in my tracks and feel like I have been hit with a 350 lb pro football player. I have been hypokalimic after taking water pills (Ferosimide) i have taken prendisone for the Chosto and feel better immediatly, but I have mental reactions to too much Prendisone. I am very allergic to NSAID'S and pennicillian. Anyone got any ideas that the Drs have maybe not thought of... I would sure like to get better and go dance but the last time I danced I lasted 3 minutes before I had to fall into a chair.
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    took my meds last night with in 5 mins my heart rate shot up to 140 bpm an lasted for 15 mins before it came down
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    E-fib or irregular heart beat, more noticeable at night. Have been on hormone replacement since 1995. Started on the patch that caused irritations then switch to 1% Androgel packets. Used 1/2 a packet per day for years, then libido dropped and started using full packet. Everything going good until I started using 25mgs of zinc some months later I started having heart palpitations.
    Stopped androgel and zinc, heart palpitations stopped after 2 weeks, almost afraid to start up again!
  • Biotin and heart races? connection?
    About 2 weeks ago I started on 3mg of Biotin a day. After about 4 days my heart started racing for period. It was uncomfortable and distracting. It's been nearly 2 weeks now and it's settled some but in the evening it comes back. Occassionaly during the day. Maybe at night I just notice it more but I don't think I notice it during the day, possible a little but at night it escalates. Is it possible that Biotin can cause damage. Why hasn't it gone away after near 2 weeks? I had no racing before starting Biotin. I've had a regularly scheduled checked about 4 days after stopping taking the Biotin. I didn't mention anything to the doc but he noticed nothing about my heartbeat or deep breathing. It's distracts and I wish it would subside! Any clues here? Thanks, jack

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