Review: could Prednisone cause A-fib?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 3, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 146,485 people who take Prednisone. Among them, 2,583 have A-fib. See who they are, when they have A-fib and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,621 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, asthma. Commonly reported side effects of Prednisone include fever, nausea aggravated, nausea, weakness, dyspnoea exacerbated.
A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) (latest reports from 371,453 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.
On Feb, 18, 2014: 140,480 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 2,455 people (1.75%) have A-fib.
Time on Prednisone when people have A-fib * :
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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 ** :
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How people recovered from A-fib ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (364 people, 14.83%)
- Multiple myeloma (216 people, 8.80%)
- Atrial fibrillation (184 people, 7.49%)
- Osteoporosis (163 people, 6.64%)
- Hypertension (108 people, 4.40%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (811 people, 33.03%)
- Prednisone tab (735 people, 29.94%)
- Digoxin (657 people, 26.76%)
- Lasix (649 people, 26.44%)
- Coumadin (628 people, 25.58%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I had only 1 episode of atrial fib 2 yrs ago, I was put on steriods for a infection of the salvitary glands while in hospital and had another episode. It was stopped by a drug the cardiologist gave me, i had to take 3 pills.
From this study (2 years ago):
Two days after starting on 70 mg dose of prednisone I experienced fibrillation which sent me to overnight in hospital with intervenous drugs to correct. Paddle shock was threated in the event the drugs did not work. Thank God they did and a normal pulse was maintained beginning about 2 am. I am 75 years of age and had not been hospitalized since my tonsillectomy at age 5.
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I have had two attacks of atrial fibrillation in the first three weeks of taking Prednisone.
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