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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 68,466 people who have side effects while taking Paxil from FDA and social media. Among them, 538 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Paxil and have Atrial fibrillation >>>

 

 

 

 

Paxil

Paxil has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 70,284 Paxil users)

Atrial fibrillation

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 87,230 Atrial fibrillation patients)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 68,452 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil. Among them, 538 people (0.79%) have Atrial Fibrillation.

Trend of Atrial fibrillation in Paxil reports

Time on Paxil when people have Atrial fibrillation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Atrial fibrillation21.05%21.05%1.75%21.05%15.79%17.54%1.75%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Atrial fibrillation0.00%0.00%0.78%1.75%1.36%4.87%22.42%68.81%

Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Paxil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Atrial fibrillation0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Atrial fibrillation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (64 people, 11.90%)
  2. Anxiety (34 people, 6.32%)
  3. Atrial fibrillation (30 people, 5.58%)
  4. Hypertension (25 people, 4.65%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (23 people, 4.28%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (180 people, 33.46%)
  2. Coumadin (169 people, 31.41%)
  3. Aspirin (160 people, 29.74%)
  4. Digoxin (141 people, 26.21%)
  5. Vioxx (96 people, 17.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Do you have Atrial Fibrillation while taking Paxil?

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