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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 146,660 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

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,999 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

A-fib

A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) (latest reports from 382,143 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.

Trend of A-fib in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have A-fib * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
A-fib37.10%35.48%8.60%8.60%4.84%4.30%1.08%

Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
A-fib49.13%50.87%

Age of people who have A-fib when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
A-fib0.08%0.04%0.59%0.59%2.73%4.63%13.58%77.74%

Severity of A-fib when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
A-fib11.11%55.56%22.22%11.11%

How people recovered from A-fib ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
A-fib14.29%57.14%28.57%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (375 people, 14.51%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (229 people, 8.86%)
  3. Atrial fibrillation (193 people, 7.47%)
  4. Osteoporosis (174 people, 6.73%)
  5. Hypertension (112 people, 4.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (839 people, 32.47%)
  2. Prednisone tab (765 people, 29.61%)
  3. Digoxin (673 people, 26.04%)
  4. Lasix (669 people, 25.89%)
  5. Coumadin (647 people, 25.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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