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Review: could Singulair cause Atrial fibrillation/flutter?

Summary: Atrial fibrillation/flutter could be caused by Singulair, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Lasix, and have Asthma.

We study 41,129 people who have side effects while taking Singulair from FDA and social media. Among them, 544 have Atrial fibrillation/flutter. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation/flutter and more.

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Singulair

Singulair (latest outcomes from 42,776 users) has active ingredients of montelukast sodium. It is often used in asthma.

Atrial fibrillation/flutter

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) (latest reports from 382,847 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 41,064 people reported to have side effects when taking Singulair. Among them, 544 people (1.32%) have Atrial Fibrillation/flutter. They amount to 0.14% of all the 382,460 people who have Atrial Fibrillation/flutter on eHealthMe.

Trend of Atrial fibrillation/flutter in Singulair reports

Time on Singulair when people have Atrial fibrillation/flutter * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Atrial fibrillation/flutter28.85%42.31%0.00%0.00%11.54%13.46%3.85%

Gender of people who have Atrial fibrillation/flutter when taking Singulair * :

FemaleMale
Atrial fibrillation/flutter51.72%48.28%

Age of people who have Atrial fibrillation/flutter when taking Singulair * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Atrial fibrillation/flutter0.00%0.00%1.10%0.18%2.56%6.04%12.45%77.66%

Severity of Atrial fibrillation/flutter when taking Singulair ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Atrial fibrillation/flutter33.33%33.33%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation/flutter ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Atrial fibrillation/flutter33.33%33.33%33.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Asthma (123 people, 22.61%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (59 people, 10.85%)
  3. Pain (48 people, 8.82%)
  4. Osteoporosis (34 people, 6.25%)
  5. Hypertension (32 people, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (177 people, 32.54%)
  2. Digoxin (164 people, 30.15%)
  3. Coumadin (148 people, 27.21%)
  4. Albuterol (143 people, 26.29%)
  5. Prednisone (142 people, 26.10%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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