Review: could Paxil cause Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?
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 68,479 people who have side effects while taking Paxil from FDA and social media. Among them, 532 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.
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Paxil has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 70,301 Paxil users)
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 87,259 Atrial fibrillation patients)
On Feb, 25, 2015: 68,466 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil. Among them, 538 people (0.79%) have Atrial Fibrillation.
Time on Paxil when people have Atrial fibrillation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Atrial fibrillation||21.05%||21.05%||1.75%||21.05%||15.79%||17.54%||1.75% |
Age of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Paxil * :
|Atrial fibrillation||0.00%||0.00%||0.78%||1.75%||1.36%||4.87%||22.42%||68.81% |
Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Paxil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Atrial fibrillation||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Atrial fibrillation||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (64 people, 11.90%)
- Anxiety (34 people, 6.32%)
- Atrial fibrillation (30 people, 5.58%)
- Hypertension (25 people, 4.65%)
- Diabetes mellitus (23 people, 4.28%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lasix (180 people, 33.46%)
- Coumadin (169 people, 31.41%)
- Aspirin (160 people, 29.74%)
- Digoxin (141 people, 26.21%)
- Vioxx (96 people, 17.84%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Are everyone's hearts as I say "behaving this evening?" Had a full day without pvcs! Always a good thing! The last afib episode was in October! For some reason it always appears every 6 months! So I'm not due until April 2015! Will try to be positive and tell myself it's not going to happen!
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