Review: could Singulair cause Atrial fibrillation/flutter?
Summary: Atrial fibrillation/flutter is found among people who take Singulair, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lasix, and have Asthma. We study 41,250 people who have side effects while taking Singulair from FDA and social media. Among them, 545 have Atrial fibrillation/flutter. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation/flutter and more.
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Singulair has active ingredients of montelukast sodium. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from 42,915 Singulair users)
Atrial fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 86,721 Atrial fibrillation/flutter patients)
On May, 1, 2015: 41,250 people reported to have side effects when taking Singulair. Among them, 545 people (1.32%) have Atrial Fibrillation/flutter.
Time on Singulair when people have Atrial fibrillation/flutter * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Atrial fibrillation/flutter||28.30%||41.51%||0.00%||0.00%||11.32%||13.21%||5.66% |
Gender of people who have Atrial fibrillation/flutter when taking Singulair * :
|Atrial fibrillation/flutter||51.64%||48.36% |
Age of people who have Atrial fibrillation/flutter when taking Singulair * :
|Atrial fibrillation/flutter||0.00%||0.00%||1.10%||0.18%||2.56%||6.03%||12.43%||77.70% |
Severity of Atrial fibrillation/flutter when taking Singulair ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Atrial fibrillation/flutter||25.00%||50.00%||25.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation/flutter ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Atrial fibrillation/flutter||25.00%||50.00%||25.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Asthma (124 people, 22.75%)
- Atrial fibrillation (60 people, 11.01%)
- Pain (48 people, 8.81%)
- Osteoporosis (34 people, 6.24%)
- Hypertension (32 people, 5.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lasix (177 people, 32.48%)
- Digoxin (165 people, 30.28%)
- Coumadin (148 people, 27.16%)
- Prednisone (143 people, 26.24%)
- Albuterol (143 people, 26.24%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Past year new doctor diagnosed me with rheumatic fever, high strep levels, hashimodos thyroid disease, Chronic sinusitis and was put on pic line. Am currently doing allergy shots weekly.
From this study (3 weeks ago):
I have over 300 limb movements at night. Mild sleep apnea too. I don't use a c-pap. Ive been on antidepressants for 30 years. I was diagnosed with Lyme disease but the medicine didn't cause a Herx so I stopped treatment. I now have A fib
PANCHOELBARDO on Apr, 30, 2015:
TRY A BIPAP INSTEAD OF A CPAP. I DID. IT IS BETTER THAN A CPAP SINCE IT HAS DIFFERENT AIR PRESSURES INHALING AND EXHALING.
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