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Review: could Requip cause Arrhythmia?

Summary: Arrhythmia could be caused by Requip, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lasix, and have Parkinson's disease.

We study 11,413 people who have side effects while taking Requip from FDA and social media. Among them, 116 have Arrhythmia. Find out below who they are, when they have Arrhythmia and more.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 11,390 people reported to have side effects when taking Requip. Among them, 110 people (0.97%) have Arrhythmia. They amount to 0.04% of all the 287,744 people who have Arrhythmia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Arrhythmia in Requip reports

Time on Requip when people have Arrhythmia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Arrhythmia50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Requip * :

FemaleMale
Arrhythmia51.75%48.25%

Age of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Requip * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Arrhythmia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.14%15.91%10.23%72.73%

Severity of Arrhythmia when taking Requip ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Arrhythmia0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Arrhythmia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Parkinson's disease (19 people, 17.27%)
  2. Restless legs syndrome (10 people, 9.09%)
  3. Hypertension (7 people, 6.36%)
  4. Thyroid cancer metastatic (5 people, 4.55%)
  5. Pain (4 people, 3.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (33 people, 30.00%)
  2. Digoxin (32 people, 29.09%)
  3. Potassium chloride (26 people, 23.64%)
  4. Aspirin (24 people, 21.82%)
  5. Plavix (23 people, 20.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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