Could Solu-medrol cause A-fib - from FDA reports


Summary

A-fib is found among people who take Solu-Medrol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 19,637 people who have side effects while taking Solu-medrol from FDA. Among them, 388 have A-fib. Find out below who they are, when they have A-fib and more.

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Solu-medrol

Solu-medrol has active ingredients of methylprednisolone sodium succinate. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from Solu-medrol 19,799 users)

A-fib

A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 157,407 A-fib patients).

On Nov, 26, 2016

19,637 people reported to have side effects when taking Solu-medrol.
Among them, 388 people (1.98%) have A-fib


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Solu-medrol cause A-fib?

Time on Solu-medrol when people have A-fib *:

  • < 1 month: 83.17 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.85 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.98 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Solu-medrol *:

  • female: 42.33 %
  • male: 57.67 %

Age of people who have A-fib when taking Solu-medrol *:

  • 0-1: 0.3 %
  • 2-9: 0.3 %
  • 10-19: 0.3 %
  • 20-29: 1.8 %
  • 30-39: 1.8 %
  • 40-49: 11.68 %
  • 50-59: 22.16 %
  • 60+: 61.68 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (95 people, 24.48%)
  • Aspirin (86 people, 22.16%)
  • Digoxin (82 people, 21.13%)
  • Protonix (71 people, 18.30%)
  • Levaquin (71 people, 18.30%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Solu-medrol, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Multiple Sclerosis (40 people, 10.31%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Hypotension (88 people, 22.68%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (78 people, 20.10%)
  • Weakness (69 people, 17.78%)
  • Renal Failure Acute (69 people, 17.78%)
  • Pneumonia (69 people, 17.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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