Singulair and Atrial fibrillation/flutter - from FDA reports


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 month, also take medication Lasix, and have High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Atrial fibrillation/flutter with Singulair. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 66,613 people who have side effects when taking Singulair from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Jul, 21, 2017

66,613 people reported to have side effects when taking Singulair.
Among them, 745 people (1.12%) have Atrial fibrillation/flutter


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Singulair cause Atrial fibrillation/flutter?

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

  • < 1 month: 32.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 32.43 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.51 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 18.92 %
  • 10+ years: 2.7 %

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

  • female: 53.26 %
  • male: 46.74 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.1 %
  • 20-29: 0.47 %
  • 30-39: 1.1 %
  • 40-49: 5.8 %
  • 50-59: 13.48 %
  • 60+: 78.06 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (56 people, 7.52%)
  • Pain (53 people, 7.11%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (53 people, 7.11%)
  • Diabetes (38 people, 5.10%)
  • Osteoporosis (35 people, 4.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (201 people, 26.98%)
  • Digoxin (151 people, 20.27%)
  • Albuterol (144 people, 19.33%)
  • Coumadin (142 people, 19.06%)
  • Prednisone (141 people, 18.93%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (171 people, 22.95%)
  • Pneumonia (167 people, 22.42%)
  • Pain (165 people, 22.15%)
  • Fatigue (163 people, 21.88%)
  • Weakness (150 people, 20.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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