Review: could Suboxone cause Heart Attack?


Heart attack is found among people who take Suboxone, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Levaquin, and have Drug dependence . We study 8,412 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 120 have Heart attack. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart attack and more.

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Suboxone has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in drug dependence. (latest outcomes from Suboxone 10,334 users)

Heart Attack

Heart attack has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, thrombocytopenia, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 139,567 Heart attack patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

8,412 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone.
Among them, 120 people (1.43%) have Heart Attack

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Suboxone cause Heart attack?

Time on Suboxone when people have Heart Attack *:

  • < 1 month: 31.03 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.24 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 24.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.45 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.45 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Heart Attack when taking Suboxone *:

  • female: 39.5 %
  • male: 60.5 %

Age of people who have Heart Attack when taking Suboxone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.92 %
  • 30-39: 18.63 %
  • 40-49: 32.35 %
  • 50-59: 31.37 %
  • 60+: 13.73 %

Severity if Heart Attack when taking Suboxone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Drug Dependence (25 people)
  • Hypertension (5 people)
  • Anxiety (5 people)
  • Depression (3 people)
  • Acute Hiv Infection (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Subutex (10 people)
  • Levaquin (10 people)
  • Oxycontin (8 people)
  • Januvia (8 people)
  • Aspirin (8 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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