Paxil and Atrial fibrillation - from FDA reports


Summary

Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Paxil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Depression . We study 76,622 people who have side effects while taking Paxil from FDA. Among them, 586 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Paxil

Paxil has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Paxil 79,831 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 157,501 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Feb, 02, 2017

76,622 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil.
Among them, 586 people (0.76%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Paxil cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Paxil when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 22.22 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.78 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.44 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.78 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.78 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.56 %
  • 10+ years: 4.44 %

Gender of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Paxil *:

  • female: 63.9 %
  • male: 36.1 %

Age of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Paxil *:

  • 0-1: 0.21 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.25 %
  • 20-29: 1.46 %
  • 30-39: 1.67 %
  • 40-49: 5.21 %
  • 50-59: 20.83 %
  • 60+: 69.38 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (68 people, 11.60%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (34 people, 5.80%)
  • High Blood Pressure (30 people, 5.12%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (25 people, 4.27%)
  • Diabetes (23 people, 3.92%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (169 people, 28.84%)
  • Coumadin (147 people, 25.09%)
  • Digoxin (124 people, 21.16%)
  • Aspirin (118 people, 20.14%)
  • Protonix (86 people, 14.68%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (202 people, 34.47%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (121 people, 20.65%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (118 people, 20.14%)
  • Pleural Effusion (110 people, 18.77%)
  • Hypotension (108 people, 18.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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