Review: could Solu-medrol cause A-fib?


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 15,719 people who have side effects while taking Solu-medrol from FDA and social media. Among them, 328 have A-fib. Find out below who they are, when they have A-fib and more.

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Solu-medrol has active ingredients of methylprednisolone sodium succinate. It is often used in multiple sclerosis. (latest outcomes from Solu-medrol 15,836 users)


A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, weakness, diarrhea, arrhythmias (latest reports from 106,773 A-fib patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

15,719 people reported to have side effects when taking Solu-medrol.
Among them, 328 people (2.09%) 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: 82.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 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: 42.01 %
  • male: 57.99 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.36 %
  • 10-19: 0.36 %
  • 20-29: 2.14 %
  • 30-39: 1.07 %
  • 40-49: 13.21 %
  • 50-59: 23.57 %
  • 60+: 59.29 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (30 people)
  • Neoplasm Malignant (13 people)
  • Breast Cancer (13 people)
  • Anxiety (13 people)
  • Pain (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (90 people)
  • Aspirin (84 people)
  • Digoxin (81 people)
  • Levaquin (70 people)
  • Protonix (66 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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