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Review: could Prednisone cause A-fib (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?
Summary: A-fib is found among people who take Prednisone, 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 146,686 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,584 have A-fib. Find out below who they are, when they have A-fib and more.
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Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,999 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) (latest reports from 84,052 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.
On Oct, 26, 2014: 146,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 2,584 people (1.76%) have A-fib.
Time on Prednisone when people have A-fib * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Prednisone * :
Age of people who have A-fib when taking Prednisone * :
Severity of A-fib when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from A-fib ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (375 people, 14.51%)
- Multiple myeloma (229 people, 8.86%)
- Atrial fibrillation (193 people, 7.47%)
- Osteoporosis (174 people, 6.73%)
- Hypertension (112 people, 4.33%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (839 people, 32.47%)
- Prednisone tab (765 people, 29.61%)
- Digoxin (673 people, 26.04%)
- Lasix (669 people, 25.89%)
- Coumadin (647 people, 25.04%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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