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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 41,231 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

Singulair has active ingredients of montelukast sodium. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from 42,889 Singulair users)

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) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 86,654 Atrial fibrillation/flutter patients)

On Jan, 29, 2015: 41,231 people reported to have side effects when taking Singulair. Among them, 545 people (1.32%) have Atrial Fibrillation/flutter.

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/flutter28.30%41.51%0.00%0.00%11.32%13.21%5.66%

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

FemaleMale
Atrial fibrillation/flutter51.64%48.36%

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%6.03%12.43%77.70%

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

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Atrial fibrillation/flutter25.00%50.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation/flutter ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Atrial fibrillation/flutter25.00%50.00%25.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Asthma (124 people, 22.75%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (60 people, 11.01%)
  3. Pain (48 people, 8.81%)
  4. Osteoporosis (34 people, 6.24%)
  5. Hypertension (32 people, 5.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (177 people, 32.48%)
  2. Digoxin (165 people, 30.28%)
  3. Coumadin (148 people, 27.16%)
  4. Prednisone (143 people, 26.24%)
  5. Albuterol (143 people, 26.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (13 hours ago):

  • JamesStanfield on Jan, 8, 2015:

    I am a Caucasian male, age 67, and I have been treated for AFIB. In 2012 I was hospitalized four times with AFIB and other heart conditions. After two unsuccessful attempts to treat AFIB via Cardioversion, a different Cardiology / ElectroPulmonology team successfully treated my AFIB via Catheter ablation. Yes, I definitely have personally observed a strong correlation between the use of oregano and AFIB. Last night, I used oregano on a small homemade pizza and later during the night / early A.M. I had an AFIB problem that was relieved by taking 40-mg of Sotalol and 2.5-mg of Lisinopril - both meds are part of my prescribed treatment plan.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 days ago):

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    MN mom on Jan, 3, 2015:

    It has been almost seven weeks since I stopped taking prednisone. Bad bad side effects: high BP, palpitations, depressions, rapid heart rate, fatigue, blood sugar crashes. Worst is my skin- itchy, sore, hypersensitive. Nothing helps. Anyone tell me how long this czn last? I'm going crazy!

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